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CSLS Speaker Series – JOHN HAGAN

Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Law and Society
is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series,


John Hagan is John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University;
Research Professor and Codirector, Center on Law & Globalization, American Bar Foundation


He will be speaking on his paper
“A Tale Half Told: Incarceration of Fathers, State Investment in Families, and the Educational Attainment of Children”


Paternal incarceration intensifies educational disparities among children innocent of their fathers’ crimes. Individual-level analyses underestimate the macro-level influence of variation in state socio-legal contexts.  State investment in inclusionary welfare and educational programming can offset some exclusionary effects of paternal incarceration that state disinvestment doubly disadvantages.  Intergenerational educational attainment therefore requires individual- and contextual-level analyses. We analyze multi-level national data with HGLM regression and propensity scoring supplemental models.  Post-secondary educational attainment is especially important.  College graduation rises with state investment in welfare and education, even among children found in this and prior research to have been “held back” following paternal incarceration.


Please join us on Monday, April 9 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave.

Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch.”

Professor Hagan’s paper is available here and in hard copy at the Center. 

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director
Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director


Monday, April 9, 2018
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for the Study of Law and Society


Philip Selznick Seminar Room
2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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