2021 Education, Health, and Inequality

Education, Health, and Inequality: A Virtual Mini-Conference

Health and education are the largest areas of state and local government financing—they are also two areas of spending with the potential to mitigate social inequity and poverty. This mini-conference will focus on applied research at the intersection of education and health. The conference will consider how changes in the economic, political, and public health environment affect equity in the educational system. Outcomes of interest could be tied to direct education performance measures or subsequent effects of education on criminal justice or labor force-related questions. Studies tied to educational outcomes for special education students will be of particular interest.


Attendance limited to first 50 registrants.


This conference will be held via Gather Town. Details will be emailed to registrants closer to the conference date.

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All times are EST.

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Settling in and Welcome

10:00-10:50 a.m.

“School-Based Healthcare and Absenteeism: Evidence from Telemedicine”

Discussant: Maria Fernanda Rosales-Ruedas, Rutgers University-Newark

11:00-11:50 a.m.

“Breaking the Cycle? Intergenerational Effects of an Anti-Poverty Program
in Early Childhood”

Discussant: Elizabeth U. Cascio, Dartmouth College

Noon-1:10 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:10-2:00 p.m.

“The Amenity Effects of Low-Income Housing Development”

  • Kenneth Whaley, University of Houston

Discussant: Jason Baron, University of Michigan

2:10-3:00 p.m.

“From Referrals to Suspensions: New Evidence on Racial Disparities in Exclusionary

Discussant: Ying Shi, Syracuse University

3:10-4:00 p.m.

“Who Benefits from Optional Pass/Fail Grading Policies?”

Discussant: Ben Ost, University of Illinois at Chicago

4:10-5:00 p.m.

“Violence-Induced Migration and Peer Effects in Academic Performance”

Discussant: Ryan Brown, University of Colorado Denver


For more information, contact Alberto Ortega at alorte@iu.edu.