Professor Xinyin Chen will be presenting "Social competence and adjustment in Chinese and North American children: A contextual-developmental perspective".
Professor Andrew Cherlin will be presenting "American Merry-Go-Round: The Causes and Consequences of Multiple Partnerships."
Professor James Heckman will be presenting "The Technology of Skill Formation."
For background reading on Professor Heckman's talk, please visit the following papers:
Heckman, James J. (2007). "The Economics, Technology and Neuroscience of
Human Capability Formation." Proceedings of the National Academy of
Knudsen, Eric I., Heckman, James J., Cameron, Judy and Shonkoff,
Jack P. (2006). "Building America's Future Workforce: Economic,
Behavioral Perspectives on Investment in Human Skill Development,"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103(27): 10155-10162.