Not Too Late: The Promise of Social Programs for Adolescents
Jonathan Guryan is an associate professor of human development and social policy and chair of the Northwestern's Institute of Policy Research's Program on Education Policy. During this lecture, he will consider the question of whether it is clearly better to intervene earlier in children's lives (e.g. ages 0-3, universal pre-K, etc.), and whether that implies it is too late to intervene later (e.g. adolesence and young adulthood). Guryan will introduce studies that show it's not too late to intervene when kids are older, even kids who have spent much of their lives in economically disadvantaged circumstances.
Guryan is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also serves as a co-director of the Urban Education Lab, an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, and a research consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research has received support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, W. T. Grant Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Institute for Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. In 2009, he received the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Before joining Northwestern University, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.