Lisa A. GennetianPritzker Associate Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Child and Family Policy
About the author:
My research portfolio straddles a variety of areas concerning child poverty from income security and stability to early care and education, and, how child poverty shapes children’s development, with a lens toward causal mechanisms. My work with Dr. Eldar Shafir “The Persistence of Poverty in the Context of Economic Instability: A Behavioral Perspective,” describes a behavioral framework for poverty programs and policy. In 2015 I launched the beELL initiative; applying insights from behavioral economics to design strategies to support parent and family engagement in, and enhance the impacts of, existing childhood interventions. I am a co-PI on a large multi-site multi-year randomized control study of a monthly unconditional cash transfer to low income mothers of infants and co-PI directing work on poverty and economic self-sufficiency at the National Center for Research on Hispanic Families.
What I want to achieve:
Every policy discussion should start with children’s well-being.