About the author:

My recent work has focused on estimating the role of school-entry skills and behaviors on later school achievement and attainment and the effects of increasing income inequality on schools and children’s life chances.

What I want to achieve:

Parents and policymakers need to understand what kinds of skills and behaviors developed early in life are most important for children’s future successes and what policies best promote those skills. I want my research to shed light on what matters the most for children’s life chances and what programs directed at families and children can make the most difference.