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Hartley Robert Paul, Chaudry Ajay, Boteach Melissa, Mitchell Estelle, Menefee Kathryn, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This paper examines and quantifies the impact that child care for all could have on women’s lifetime earnings and retirement security, underscoring just how much women and families have to gain now and over the long-term when we recognize child care…
National Women's Law Center, Columbia University. Center on Poverty and Social Policy, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A Lifetime’s Worth of Benefits examines and quantifies the impact that child care for all could have on women’s lifetime earnings and retirement security, underscoring just how much women and families have to gain when we recognize and invest in…
Boit Rachel, Conlin Dana, Barnes Amanda C., Hestenes Linda L., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using Yosso’s community cultural wealth framework, this qualitative study explored the strengths families, a refugee agency and preschool program have as they support the educational needs of preschool-aged refugee children. Twelve semi-…

Elias Nicole M., D'Agostino Maria J., 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

School closings during COVID-19 exposed an under-addressed gender equity issue in the United States: child care in crisis. To better understand the child care crisis in the current U.S. context, we detail how New York City is addressing child…

Heggeness Misty L., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents’ labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market…
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) has collected and now reports data on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls across the Commonwealth. The MCSW recognizes the critical importance that child care and education play in the…
Swenson Emilie, Hawes Susy, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this project was to ascertain a more detailed understanding of parents’ views on developmental screenings and family, friend, and neighbor care for young children from immigrant, refugee, and/or asylee communities that speak either…
Heggeness Misty L., Fields Jason M., 18 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines how school and child care closures are affecting working mothers and fathers, based on data from the U.S. Census's Household Pulse Survey (Week 12: July 16 – 21, 2020) and the Current Population Survey (IPUMS-CPS).
Heggeness Misty L., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents' labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market…
Walker Allison, Malin Jenessa L., January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents select characteristics of children and families served by Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs (see Box 1) using data from the MSHS Study 2017 (see Box 2). This brief highlights child and family characteristics such as…
Ressler Robert, Ackert Elizabeth S., Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Mexican-origin families face complex ethnic and immigration-based barriers to enrollment in early childhood education programs. As such, reducing barriers to enrollment for this population requires a better understanding of how Mexican-origin…
Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Day Leong Anne, Cosner Berzin Stephanie, Hawkins Summer Sherburne, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Head Start is a federally funded early childhood education programme that takes a unique 2-generation approach to working with families. Family engagement in early education like Head Start has been shown to improve academic and behavioural…

Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., Barnes Amanda C., October, 2019
Reports & Papers

This brief examines child care costs and affordability for low-income Hispanic households with at least one child ages 0 to 5, the period in which families' care needs tend to be most acute. Given that care is often needed for older children as…

Gatewood Amanda K., October, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides a glimpse into the well-being of parents in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs. In particular, this brief highlights findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 on parents' stress, depressive…