Elise Chor

IPR Postdoctoral Fellow


Elise Chor is a postdoctoral fellow with IPR development psychologist Lindsay Chase-Lansdale in the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative. She holds a master’s and doctorate, received in 2014, in public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, where she trained under developmental psychologists and economists. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and consequences of poverty and identifying promising policy solutions that address socioeconomic achievement gaps. In particular, she focuses on early childhood education as a policy approach to reducing childhood and multigenerational poverty. Her work addresses two main topics: multigenerational poverty and social policy, and multigenerational effects of early childhood education policy.