7/2/2012 - King Presents at Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality
On Jan. 29, Dr. Chris King, director and senior research scientist at the Ray Marshall Center and lecturer for the LBJ School of Public Affairs, travelled to Cleveland, OH to participate in the 10th annual Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality. Dr. King, along with Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, Sid Richardson Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, provided a presentation entitled "How Effective Are Workforce Development Programs? Implications for U.S. Workforce Policies." Drs. King and Heinrich disconnect between conventional wisdom on workforce development and their perceived effectiveness versus their actual effectiveness and impact. The policy summit brings together policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders from across the country. According to the Summit's website, the goal of the annual policy summits is "to discuss the latest research on promising practices in economic policy and development in low- and moderate-income communities."