Professors Ariel Kalil (UChicago), Susan Mayer (UChicago) and Philip Oreopoulos (UToronto) receive J-PAL North America award to support "Mindful Parenting: A Pilot Study Leveraging Neuroscience and Technology to Promote Parental Well-being and Child Development at Home"
The BIP Lab is accepted into the 2015 Winter i-Corps Program Cohort at Booth's Polsky Center
Ariel Kalil speaks on research strategies to build family financial security at National Head Start Stakeholder Convening
Congratulations to CHPPP Dissertation Fellow, Chloe Hutchinson Gibbs, who accepted a faculty position at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Congratulations to CHPPP Dissertation Fellow, Javaeria Qureshi, who accepted a faculty position in the Economics Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Congratulations to CHPPP Doctoral Student, Jorge Ugaz, who will begin work as a Specialist at Abt Associates in January, examining family planning, HIV, and maternal and child health products and services in the developing world.
CHPPP Dissertation Fellow, Javaeria Qureshi, was awarded third place for her poster at the 2011 APPAM Fall Research Conference.
CHPPP will hold a jointly-sponsored conference with the Australian National University (ANU), entitled "Advancing Child and Family Policy Through Research," which will bring together some of the top researchers and policymakers in the United States and Australia. The conference will take place January 31-February 1 at the ANU in Canberra, Australia.
CHPPP predoctoral fellow, Arianna Zanolini, is a visiting student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is working with Professors Lia Fernald and Paul Gertler on research in early childhood development in developing countries, including a project focused on the role of maternal aspirations in shaping child cognitive development in Mexico.
CHPPP Doctoral Student, Jen Hao Chen, receives honorable mention for the Child and Youth Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association for his paper, "Maternal Health Behaviors during Pregnancy, Birth Weight, and Early Non-Cognitive Skills."
CHPPP Doctoral Student, Jen Hao Chen, receives prestigious American Educational Research Association (AERA) Dissertation Grant for his dissertation, "Healthy Start, Growing Smart: Health and the Development of Academic and Behavioral Skills in Early Childhood." With funding from the National Science Foundation, the award is intended to stimulate research on US education issues and to support advanced doctoral students with education-related dissertation proposals.
CHPPP Postdoctoral Fellow, Jane Leber Herr, visits National Poverty Center during the week of April 5th as part of the Center's Postdoctoral Exchange Program with the NPC.
Congratulations to our four Pre-Dissertation/Dissertation awardees: Chicago Harris PhD students, April Wu, Jen Hao Chen, Arianna Zanolini, and Ana Sofia Leon Lince.
CHPPP director, Ariel Kalil, discusses her research on the impact of parental unemployment on children in a recent New York Times article.
Center co-sponsored panel discussion on youth violence among school-aged children on November 3 from 4-5:30pm at Chicago Harris.
Center held Third Annual Science, Technology & Society Lecture on October 22, 2009 with keynote by Dr. Heidi Schweingruber on the state of science education on a local and national level.
Aaron Sojourner, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Resources and Industrial Relation, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, will spend the week of October 25th as a CHPPP Distinguished Scholar in Residence. During his time in residence, Sojourner and Assistant Professor Amy Claessens will begin collaborating on research focused on early childhood education and care and child development.
CHPPP Postdoctoral Fellow Amy Claessens appointed as Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.
CHPPP Postdoctoral Fellow Rebecca Ryan appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Georgetown University.
CHPPP Doctoral Student Patrick Wightman awarded MacArthur Foundation Network on Transitions to Adulthood Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan. He will be working on a project entitled "Parental Assistance and Adult Transitions."
CHPPP director's letter to the editor about the devaluation of older workers' experience published in the New York Times: "A Life's Work, Devalued," New York Times, April 26, 2009.
CHPPP Postdoctoral Fellow Amy Claessen's research on early child behavior problems and educational achievement featured on the New American Foundation blog: "Some New and Surprising Links Between Early Skills and Later Academic Success," The Early Ed Watch blog, April 3, 2009.
CHPPP Postdoctoral Fellow Jane Leber Herr on highly educated mothers in the labor force: "Why do highly educated mothers opt out of the labour force?," VoxEU.org, March 31, 2009.
Center director, Professor Ariel Kalil, gives talk at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations of the Australian Government on the links between parental nonstandard work schedules (working evenings/nights, weekends or an irregular shift), marital instability, and children’s well-being in the United States. (pdf)
Center sponsors new student group of future leaders in child and family policy. The new group will provide networking and internship opportunities in child and family policy for Chicago Harris students and will also be engaged in outreach efforts in the community.
Professor Robert W. Fairlie gives second Annual Lecture on Science, Technology & Society - November 20, 2008
Center Affiliates Ofer Malamud and Ioana Marinescu awarded CHPPP Faculty Development Awards for 2008-2009.
Ofer Malamud’s research supported by CHPPP Faculty Development Award on the Effects of Computer Use on Academic Achievement cited in Slate: "The $100 Distraction Device" Slate, June 5, 2008.
Ariel Kalil recently visited Australia to make research connections on behalf of the Center and develop plans for exchange programs for the Center’s postdoctoral fellows and affiliated graduate students to spend time in Australian government policy departments focused on social policies with which the Center is concerned. While she was there, she was interviewed on the national radio station of Australia, the ABC. Listen to the interview.
CHPPP Postdoctoral Fellow Lindsey Leininger awarded prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship