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Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters



Center Director


Elizabeth Peters is the director of the Institute's Center on Labor, Human Services and Population. A Cornell University Department of Policy Analysis and Management faculty member since 1994, Peters initiated Cornell's population program in 2007. She was an associate professor until 2001, when she became a professor. She directed the department's graduate studies from 2001 to 2004.

Peters, who earned her doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago, was a national fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution (1990-91) and an assistant and associate professor in the department of economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1985-94). Her work has been widely published in journals of economics, demography, and sociology, and she is the coeditor of Marriage and Family: Perspectives and Complexities (2009), From Welfare to Childcare: What Happens to Infants and Toddlers when Single Mothers Exchange Welfare for Work (2006), and Fatherhood: Research Interventions and Policies (2000).

Areas of expertise

family economics and family policy, the effects of divorce laws, child support policy, taxes, and welfare reform on family formation and dissolution, child well-being, and fathers' involvement with their children

Publications by topic:
Child Support
Child Welfare
Father Involvement

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