Four Graduate with Child Policy Research Certificate

Future plans include medical school, law school and Fulbright studies

Four seniors, including two Fulbright Scholarship winners, graduated with a Child Policy Research certificate May 13. Congratulations to (left to right) Kate Scandura, Maura Smyles, Chandler Cissel, Attyat Mayans. Click the link to learn more about their research projects and future plans.

Wealth Gap Hits Families with Children the Hardest

Children and the Elderly: Wealth Inequality Among America’s Dependents

Christina Gibson-Davis, associate professor of public policy and a Center faculty fellow, and Christine Percheski, assistant professor of sociology at Northwestern, co-authored a New York Times op-ed examining why families with children fared worse as a group financially between 1989 and 2013. Overall, families with children saw their wealth decline by 56 percent during that time.