Better Life Chances for Children

A main area of focus of the Low-Income Working Families project, our research explores positive child and youth development from multiple perspectives; it examines not only interventions to help children cope with trauma, instability, and living in poverty, but also measures that can prevent such occurrences.

Current Areas of Focus

  • Child Poverty
  • Vulnerable and At-Risk Youth
  • Children of Immigrants
  • Child Care
  • Child Health
  • Child Welfare

Featured Publications

  • How Contextual Constraints Affect Low-Income Working Parents' Child Care Choices
  • Vulnerability, Risk, and the Transition to Adulthood
  • How to Evaluate Choice and Promise Neighborhoods