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  • About IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory About IGPA Where leaders turn for analysis of crucial issues The Institute of Government and Public Affairs is a public policy research organization based in Chicago and Urbana Champaign IGPA s mission is to improve public policy and government performance by producing and distributing cutting edge research and analysis engaging the public in dialogue and education providing practical assistance in decision making to government and policymakers The institute s work not only advances knowledge but also provides real solutions for the state s most difficult challenges IGPA plays an important role in assisting government to better serve the public good IGPA provides access to top quality University of Illinois research to improve decision making at every level of government IGPA is distinct among premier policy research units because of its dedication to public engagement IGPA s programming includes seminar series public lectures leadership training and conferences Dedicated Faculty The faculty and professionals at IGPA are dedicated to responding rapidly to the challenges facing society and assisting government to meet those challenges IGPA experts are recognized for innovative research highly ranked

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/about (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory News The Sunday Spin Director Mooney recaps POTUS visit to Springfield Jim Edgar to receive Champion of Democracy recognition IGPA Distinguished Fellow and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar is one of four Illinoisans who will be honored as a 2016 Champion of Democracy by Illinois Common Cause Edgar will be honored on Wednesday Feb 10 in Chicago Director Chris Mooney compares budget less states of Illinois and Pennsylvania Economics expert Bob Kaestner says US employment trending better IGPA Experts weigh in on the State of the State address Maria Krysan provides background in Wallet Hub s report on states that have achieved the most racial progress Visiting Scholar Martin Luby discusses Illinois financial condition penalty with WGN s Rick Pearson Director Chris Mooney says the jury is still out after one year of Gov Rauner Chris Mooney and Jim Kuklinski Do political yard signs make any difference Economist David Merriman talks with Nebraska Legislature about taxes Tax shifts and other unintended consequences often accompany caps on assessments and other attempts to fix property taxes according to IGPA and University of Illinois at Chicago economist David Merriman who

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  • CAS 2012: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Child Care Supply: Is the Great Recession Widening Disparities? | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    programs to help close these gaps We expect these longstanding problems are worsening due to the economic crisis An Urban Institute report confirmed what we know from the headlines and from talking with providers Nearly three quarters of human service non profits in Illinois 72 reported late payments from government the highest level in the nation and many froze or reduced salaries borrowed funds and reduced services in response The report did not however single out early childhood providers A report from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies CCR Rs found that half of CCR Rs across the country reported center closings in their communities three quarters said that families were falling behind in payments and two fifths received more requests for part time care This report did not provide state by state comparisons however Our surveys answer questions such as Have declines in revenues and delayed payments from the state been sharpest in the poorest and most racially segregated communities in the Chicago area How have centers in these various communities responded Have centers in more privileged areas been better able to borrow while providers in other areas have been forced to lay off staff or cutback on quality The study also examined four central themes 1 disparities in access to and utilization of child care 2 providers knowledge experience and attitudes toward state and local programs and policies 3 providers knowledge of and relationships with other child care providers and other service providers in the community and 4 how providers perceived professional definitions of child care quality and alternative cultural definitions of child care quality The project focused intensively on two regions of Chicagoland located on the North and West sides of the city where neighborhoods of different race ethnicity and income and with

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/cas/2012-chicago-area-study (2016-02-17)
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  • Mission & History | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    History The mission of the Chicago Area Study is to stimulate promote and support innovative social science research related to public policy that is of clear value to community leaders policy makers and residents of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois We do so by funding Chicago based faculty research projects on the Chicago area and training cadres of graduate students to design test implement and analyze the study and its findings By providing methods training within the framework of real time faculty research projects CAS collects high quality original social science data that investigates important issues related to the quality of life of residents in the Chicago area CAS was established in 2004 by UIC faculty members Maria Krysan Tyrone Forman Phillip Bowman and Cedric Herring Modeled after the well known Detroit Area Study the first study was supported by the National Science Foundation the Ford Foundation the University of Michigan UIC s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Government and Public Affairs While beginning as a single data collection with informal student involvement in 2004 beginning in 2007 the CAS implemented the Chicago Area Study in its entirety e g a full scale data collection along with a formal two semester research practicum with funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs In 2011 the CAS was adapted again broadening the scope of research topics beyond exclusively race and ethnicity focusing on survey data and expanding the dissemination of results Current core funders of CAS now include LAS IGPA OVCR Great Cities IRRPL and Sociology Chicago Area Study Welcome to the Chicago Area Study Mission History People CAS Projects Program Structure For Faculty CAS Research Grants For Students CAS Methods Training Publications

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  • People | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    People Director of Chicago Area Study Maria Krysan Professor Department of Sociology and Institute of Government and Public Affairs Advisory Committee Teresa Cordova Director Great Cities Institute Constance Dallas Professor College of Nursing UIC Creasie Finney Hairston Professor and Dean College of Social Work UIC Nilda Flores Gonzalez Associate Professor Department of Sociology UIC Tyrone Forman Vice Provost for Diversity and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor UIC Allyson Holbrook Associate Professor Department of Public Administration Co Director Graduate Concentration in Survey Research Methodology Timothy Johnson Professor College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Director of the Survey Research Laboratory UIC Dennis Judd Professor and Head Department of Political Science UIC Dibyen Majumdar Professor and Senior Associate Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences UIC Christopher Z Mooney Director Institute of Government and Public Affairs University of Illinois Michael Pagano Professor and Dean College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs UIC Barbara Risman Professor and Head Department of Sociology UIC Mr Clarence Wood Senior Fellow Institute of Government and Public Affairs Chicago Area Study Welcome to the Chicago Area Study Mission History People CAS Projects Program Structure For Faculty CAS Research Grants For Students CAS Methods Training Publications News Events

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/cas/people (2016-02-17)
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  • CAS Projects | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory CAS Projects CAS 2014 Political Knowledge Efficacy and Participation in the U S CAS 2012 Racial Ethnic Differences in Child Care Supply Is the Great Recession Widening Disparities CAS 2011 New Destinations in an Old Gateway The Interplay between Public and Private Actors in Shaping Local Immigration Policy CAS 2010 New Tensions in an Old Gateway Immigration Institutions and Inter Group Relations CAS 2009 Studying the Education Housing and Economic Development Policy Nexus in Chicago CAS 2008 Racial Ethnic Differences in Issue Specific Political Participation CAS 2007 Space Race and Public Policy in North Lawndale CAS 2004 2005 Race and Rust Belt Revitalization What Determines Who Lives Where Chicago Area Study Welcome to the Chicago Area Study Mission History People CAS Projects Program Structure For Faculty CAS Research Grants For Students CAS Methods Training Publications News Events Partners Contact Us The Latest from CAS Preschool Policy Forum 1 How do child care centers and preschools weather funding disruptions 2010 Study Policy Brief Immigration Ambivalence in Suburbia CAS 2012

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/cas/cas-projects (2016-02-17)
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  • Program Structure | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    to develop publications and presentations based on the results Faculty Research Grant CAS funding competitions are run every other year in even numbered years and are awarded over a year before data collection begins This schedule allows Faculty Investigators to seek external awards to supplement the core funding provided by CAS Thus it is useful to think of each CAS as having a four year cycle that follows the calendar rather than the academic year Its structure and timeline are as follows YEAR 1 FALL Campus Wide Competition for CAS Funding This competition takes place one year before the beginning of the project in order to allow Faculty Investigators to obtain additional external funds to supplement the core funding YEAR 2 SPRING FALL Search for External Funding CAS functions as a seed grant Therefore researchers are required to seek funds from external sources during this time period YEAR 3 SPRING SUMMER FALL Data Collection Analysis SPRING Four Credit Research Methods Course This practicum involves the actual design pretest and implementation of the study proposed by the Faculty Investigator Thus students contribute to the research design and data collection processes in meaningful ways SUMMER Continued Data Collection Professional interviewers and interested students from the spring semester continue data collection This flexible arrangement assures the completion of the study while providing funding and further experience in data collection for graduate and undergraduate researchers FALL Four Credit Data Analysis Course In this course students learn the basics of data preparation analysis and write up They analyze the data collected during the preceding spring and summer and produce term papers and M A papers suitable for journal submission YEAR 4 FALL Dissemination of Research Findings CAS projects answer basic social science questions and address pressing public policy issues Thus Faculty Investigators work with CAS

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  • For Faculty: CAS Research Grants | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Grants CAS Research Grants In the Fall of even numbered years the Chicago Area Study holds a university wide competition to select the Faculty Investigator s for the CAS that begins the January of the next academic year see chart below For example the Fall 2012 competition selects the Faculty Investigator for the CAS that will begin in Spring 2014 The competition takes place over a year before the beginning of the CAS cycle in order to allow Faculty Investigators to obtain additional external funds to supplement the core award This core award includes funds for research two course releases One Teaching Assistant Research Assistant for the Spring semester of the CAS year Past CAS Proposal Guidelines Please see past proposal guidelines below CAS proposal guidelines are modified from year to year so be sure to check back in the Fall for the current version The program was modified in Fall 2011 so the RFP and details will be different from past years 2014 RFP PDF 2012 RFP PDF 2011 RFP PDF 2010 RFP PDF Chicago Area Study Welcome to the Chicago Area Study Mission History People CAS Projects Program Structure For Faculty CAS Research Grants For Students CAS Methods

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