Invitational Forum

2012 Invitational Forum

January 26-27, 2012

Forum Overview

The NCFMR Measuring Incarceration in Household Surveys Invitational Forum featured leading scholars, federal data providers, and policy makers to discuss how to measure the incarceration experience in household surveys. The rise in mass incarceration in the U.S. over the past few decades means that a growing share of the overall population has spent time in jail or prison or has a family member who has been incarcerated. Research shows that the incarceration experience is consequential for the well-being of individuals and families. The nontrivial prevalence of the currently and formerly incarcerated in the U.S. population coupled with the evidence that incarceration has enduring negative consequences for individuals and their families speaks to the importance of capturing the incarceration experience in household surveys.

  • Opening Remarks
    • Ajay Chaudry, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/HHS
    • John H. Laub, National Institute of Justice/DOJ
    • James P. Lynch, National Institute of Justice/DOJ
  • Assessing Existing Measures of Incarceration in Household Surveys
  • Linking Administrative Records Data to Household Surveys
    • James P. Lynch, Bureau of Justice Statistics/DOJ
    • Robert M. Goerge, University of Chicago
    • Amy O’Hara, Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau