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Conference Agenda

"Culture, Investments, and Human Development"
October 5, 2007
Institute of Human Development and Social Change
Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

8:30 Registration and continental breakfast (Kimmel Center, Room 914)

8:50 Registration closed

9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
             C. Cybele Raver, Director,
                   Institute of Human Development and Social Change
             Dean Mary Brabeck,
                   Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
             Dean Ellen Schall,
                   Wagner School of Public Service
             Dean Richard Foley,
                    Faculty of Arts and Science

9:10 American Merry-Go-Round: The Causes and Consequences of Multiple Partnerships
                  Andrew Cherlin

9:45 Discussants:
                Diane Hughes
                Christopher Flinn

10:30 Break

10:45 Social competence and adjustment in Chinese and North American children: A
         contextual-developmental perspective
                Xinyin Chen

11:20 Discussants:
               Daniela Del Boca
               Dalton Conley

12:10 Lunch (Kimmel Center, Room 912)

1:10 The Technology of Skill Formation
              James Heckman

1:45 Discussants:
            Lawrence Wu
            Catherine Tamis-Lemonda

2:30 Next steps and future directions
            C. Cybele Raver

2:50 Closing remarks
           J. Lawrence Aber, Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy,
           Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

3:00 Meeting ends