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Addressing Child Poverty During the Pandemic

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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School Research Partnership

Lisa Gennetian, Pritzker Associate Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies in the Sanford School of Public Policy, and David Reese, President and CEO of the Durham Children's Initiative, will discuss federal and local efforts to support children and families affected by the pandemic during this event.

The program will also feature poster presentations from students in the Child Policy Certificate capstone course who will share their research in social emotional well-being.

Gennetian is an applied economist whose research straddles a variety of areas concerning child poverty from income security and stability to early care and education, with a particular lens toward identifying the causal impacts of child poverty on children's development. Her work includes Baby's First Years, a multi-site, multi-year randomized control study of a monthly unconditional cash transfer to low-income mothers of infants in the U.S.

Reese has over 25 years of experience in non-profit operations and leadership development, with particular expertise in community development and aligning systems and partners to improve outcomes for families and children and youth. He has led the Durham Children's Initiative through incredible growth since he joined the organization as its first (and only) president and CEO in 2010.

This event is sponsored by the School Research Partnership, a joint effort of Duke's Office of the Provost and the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Contact: Erika Layko