Maya Johnson, PhD student in Human Development and Family Sciences, has just finished her policy brief on how to address Oregon’s early childhood education and care crisis. Abstracts The child care workforce provides critical support to Oregon communities and families. Child care providers educate our children and ensure their safety for many hours per week. Access to […]
By David Rothwell On December 15, 2022 I was invited to host a webinar organized by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect. With Andreas Jud, we made the case for the importance of studying economic inequality, defined economic economic inequality, shared takeaways from the special issue of Child Abuse & […]
In response to the 2021 poverty numbers released by the US Census I wrote this Op-Ed that was published in the Seattle Times (online October 7; in print on October 9). In the piece I challenge the notion that poverty is rare in America, highlight the structural causes, and call for making the Child Tax […]
Rebecca Kreitzer at UNC has posted a resource for all things policy briefs. Sharing the link here.
By David Rothwell The draft opinion of Justice Alito to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey has brought intense public attention to matters of family policy. The decision to transfer oversight from the federal courts to state legislatures will disrupt the reproductive rights and family life of millions of women. On Thursday […]
Facts and Figures to Learn From In 2009, researchers at the Urban Institute provided a descriptive picture of life for America’s working families living in or near poverty. Some of the key findings from the report include: Almost 50% of low-income families had at least one parent working full time, all year; 70% of single […]
One way we hope to engage members in the blog is by having one member submit blog post each month. This can be on any topic, e.g., it could be as straightforward as summarizing a new research article. This is a great opportunity for us to get better acquainted with different topics in the family […]
NCFR conference – the conference theme is “Light and Shadow: Shifting Perspectives and Families.” Abstracts are due March 1, 2022 APPAM conference – the conference theme is “Advancing Policy Research with Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives.” Abstracts are due April 8, 2022.