Summary: President Biden on Wednesday announced a $1.8 trillion plan to assist families. The following Duke University experts are available to comment on aspects of the plan.
Universal Pre-K/Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Anna Gassman-Pines, associate Professor of public policy and of psychology and neuroscience in the Sanford School of Public Policy; core faculty, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy. Gassman-Pines is a psychologist whose research focuses on low-wage work, family life and the effects of welfare and employment policy on child and maternal well-being in low-income families.
Extended Child Tax Credit
- Lisa Gennetian, professor of early learning policy studies; core faculty, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy. Gennetian is an applied economist whose research straddles a variety of areas concerning child poverty from income security and stability to early care and education with a particular lens toward identifying causal mechanisms underlying how child poverty shapes children’s development.
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