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Jennifer Lansford to Lead Center for Child and Family Policy as of July 1

Student Research

Are Teachers Compensated Enough? Consequences of the Teacher Wage Gap

Sonia He, Child Policy Research Certificate graduate ’22, authors research brief describing four key ways the pay gap has impacted teachers and students, as drawn from studies across various disciplines.

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2022 Certificate Graduates

In the Media

Building a Universal Early Childhood System in NC

EdNC recaps highlights from day 2 of CCFP’s early childhood conference, “The Next Step in Early Childhood Policy: Building a Universal System for Families with Young Children in North Carolina,” held on April 13, 2022.

Our Mission

The Center for Child and Family Policy is dedicated to improving the well-being of children and families through research, education, and engagement. We study factors that influence child outcomes, develop and test promising interventions, and advance evidence-based practices and policies that can inform change and unlock opportunities for all children and their families.

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Recent News

Lansford to Lead Center for Child and Family Policy

June 8, 2022

Sanford School of Public Policy

Jennifer Lansford, research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, will be the new director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy as of July 1, Sanford School Dean Judith Kelley announced today.

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Educational Support for Immigrant Students and their Families Begins with Renewed Perspective

May 13, 2022

CCFP News

In her recent lecture, Teaching in Times of COVID: Preparing Teachers to Work with Immigrant Students, Families, and Communities, Dr. Ana Christina da Silva addressed many questions teachers and schools are still asking. Dr. da Silva’s approach to the challenge invites educators to embrace curiosity, rather than grapple for control.

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Racial Inequality Research Grants Awarded to Duke Faculty

May 6, 2022

Duke Faculty Advancement

The Office of the Provost has selected 18 projects for funding through The Duke Endowment that engage topics related to the issue of racial inequality. Among those selected include projects led by CCFP’s Anna Gassman-Pines, Beth Gifford and Sarah Komisarow during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Featured Projects

Research Project

Child and Adolescent Predictors of Young Adults’ and Their Parents’ Primals in Nine Countries

This study provides an unprecedented opportunity to understand whether and how primals in early adulthood are predicted by childhood and adolescent experiences and how parents’ primals are related to their young adult children’s primals in the most diverse long-term longitudinal study ever conducted.

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Research Project

Examining Medicaid and the Nutrition Program for Women and Children to Understand How to Design Social Policy to Achieve Health Equity

This research will provide an in-depth view of variation in state-level policy rules and program administration across WIC and Medicaid in three states and illuminate the consequences for policy beneficiaries’ ability to access benefits, engage with programs, and function as democratic citizens.

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Research Project

Study of Out-of-School Time Coordinating Entities Response to Covid-19

This study examines the essential nature of coordinating entities during a crisis by comparing the experiences of out-of-school time (OST) stakeholders in cities with coordinating entities to OST stakeholders in cities that may have elements of an OST system (e.g., common data system) but not a coordinating entity.

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Research Project

Local Criminal Justice Reform Efforts: Effects on Employment, Self-Sufficiency, and Family Well-Being

This study is evaluating a local program in Durham, NC, that waives the fees of those who have a suspended license due to failure to pay, in order to discover how reinstating drivers’ licenses can reduce barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

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For Students

The Center offers a variety of ways for Duke students at every level to learn about child and family policy and become involved in original research.

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