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The Birth-to-Five Policy Landscape: Improving the safety net for our children and their caregivers

Event Date
April 23, 2024
3-4 p.m.
Page Hall, Room 010

In collaboration with the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Dr. Lauren Jones will discuss important federal and state policy tools aimed at improving the well-being of children and their caregivers, including the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, subsidized child care, child care regulation and quality. The discussion will highlight current issues and opportunities in this policy space, research on the impact of the programs, and how the Crane Center’s policy team is engaging with states to inform research-based policy-making to benefit our youngest citizens and those who care for them.

Dr. Jones is an associate professor in the Glenn College and conducts quantitative, policy-based research on child and family well-being, especially in the areas of health and social policy and household economics. Her interests lie in understanding what factors impact the ability of children and families to flourish, and how government policy can help families get ahead. Her research is unified by its focus on low-income families, children and other vulnerable populations.

This event is only offered in-person. Registration is required.