Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies
The well-being of families and children is affected not just by what happens at home and work, in classrooms, and on playgrounds, but also by broader forces, such as federal and state policies and programs. IPR faculty in this area study how social, economic, and governmental contexts intertwine to affect family dynamics and outcomes—in particular, those of children and young adults.
Find out more about faculty research that encompasses investigations of neighborhoods and health, links between parental and child education, and obesity, among others.
Working Papers and Publications
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
- Hoynes, H., and D. W. Schanzenbach. 2012. Work incentives and the Food Stamp Program. Journal of Public Economics 96(1-2): 151-62.
- Hoyt, L. T., L. Chase-Lansdale, T. McDade, E. Adam. 2012. Positive youth, healthy adults: Does positive well-being in adolescence predict better perceived health and fewer risky health behaviors in young adulthood? Journal of Adolescent Health 50(1): 66-73.
- Wartella, E., and A. Lauricella. 212. Should babies be watching television and DVDs? Pediatric Clinics of North America 59(3): 613-21.
Faculty come from the fields of economics, sociology, communication, African American studies, education and social policy, and others. Learn more about them through their bios, research, and publications.