Our analysis shows that in spite of the safety net programs that support families residing in poverty, those living at or below twice the federal poverty line, devote a substantial share of their monthly expenditures to goods and services necessary for basic shelter, health, and nutrition.
Are kids and teenagers stressed, depressed and scared? How do they see themselves and their families changed by the pandemic? And how has their behavior changed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their daily life?
A new study co-authored by Ann Skinner looks at how the relation between COVID-related personal disruptions as reported by mothers and their young adult children was associated with increased anxiety, depression and aggression experienced by both.
On November 9, 2021, Natalie Foster, co-chair and co-founder of the Economic Security Project, and Dr. Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunities, tackled the topic, “What Happens When You Give People Money,” as part of the Center for Child and Family Policy’s Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series.
Billy Shore, founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, was the featured speaker at the October 27, 2021, installment of the Foundation Impact Research Group seminar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Center for Child and Family Policy, and the Duke World Food Policy Center.
The Center recently hosted Dr. Tiffany Green, assistant professor of population health sciences and obstetrics and gynecology, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a speaker in its Early Childhood Initiative Series.
CCFP welcomed graduate students Gayane Baziyants, Maya Escueta, Liza Rodler, and Adam Stanaland as part of its Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy speaker series. Bella Larsen, Public Policy and Psychology student ’23, shares what students learned.
Harsher immigration law enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement leads to decreased use of prenatal care for immigrant mothers and declines in birth weight, according to new Duke University research.
DURHAM, N.C. – Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already “net worth poor,” lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were poor…
DURHAM, N.C. – In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and substantially worsened mental health among U.S. hourly service workers and their children – especially those experiencing multiple hardships, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University and Barnard College. The study leverages real-time, daily survey data collected…
Family Connects, a program in which nurses conduct home visits for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in children’s earliest years, according to new research from Duke University. Rachel Scheckter and James Soliah reading to baby Eleanor. Program participants had 44 percent lower rates of child maltreatment investigations…