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.
A Message From Mesmin Destin, Program Chair
This interdisciplinary program combines the interests of IPR faculty studying how social programs, policies, and contexts affect the lives of families and children. Drawing from the fields of human development and social policy, psychology, sociology, economics, and law, many faculty share common interests with scholars in IPR programs on Poverty, Race, and Inequality; Social Disparities and Health; and Education Policy—particularly in assessing the impact of public policies on America’s poor.
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
Diane Alexander and Hannes Schwandt. 2019. The Impact of Car Pollution on Infant and Child Health: Evidence from Emissions Cheating (WP-19-17).
Liliana Andriano and Julia Behrman . 2019. The Effects of Growing-Season Drought on Young Adult Women’s Life Course transitions: Evidence From Malawi (WP-19-11).
Diva Dhar, Tarun Jain, and Seema Jayachandran. 2019. Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence From a School-Based Experiment in India (WP-19-08).
Faculty come from the fields of economics, sociology, communication, African American studies, education and social policy, and others.