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Kate Giapponi Schneider, PhDKate Giapponi Schneider Discusses Child Care Assistance Policy at NAWRS Conference

August 24, 2017

ICYFP Post-Doctoral Associate Kate Giapponi Schneider presented “Examining Policy Implementation to Understand Impacts: Massachusetts’ Child Care Voucher Reassessment Changes” in a panel at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics 2017 Conference entitled Moving Forward to Reduce Poverty, Increase Opportunity, and Improve Human Service Delivery.


Graph: Number of months of rent lost in the event a low-income full-year worker needed to take 12 weeks of family and medical leaveICYFP Associate Director Pamela Joshi shared findings on the economic consequences of different paid family and medical leave policies on working families at the 5th Conference of the ILO Regulating for Decent Work Network

August 24, 2017

The paper was coauthored by Maura Baldiga, ICYFP research associate; Alison Earle, University of California—Los Angeles; Theresa Osypuk, University of Minnesota; and Dolores Acevedo-Garica, ICYFP Director.


Photo of Dr. Kate Giapponi Schneider, PhDDr. Kate Giapponi Schneider‘17 is awarded the SRCD Post-Doctoral State Policy Fellowship

 June 13, 2017

ICYFP researcher Kate Giapponi Schneider, PhD was awarded the Society for Research in Child Development’s (SRCD) Post-Doctoral State Policy Fellowship (2017-2018). She is one of only two researchers selected for this fellowship nationwide.  


Mission and Vision of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy

The mission of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) is to conduct and disseminate policy relevant research on the well-being, health and development of children and their families. 

ICYFP’s vision is that all children should be able or enabled to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s (2004) definition of children’s health, that is, to develop and realize their potential, satisfy their needs, and develop the capacities that allow them to interact successfully with their biological, physical, and social environments.

There are vast global, national and local inequities in the ability of children to achieve health. ICYFP research seeks to understand the causes of these inequities and to offer program and policy solutions to alleviate them. ICYFP has a special focus on vulnerable children and their families, including those children who have fewer opportunities for achieving health due to their race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status or disability status. 

ICYFP research is informed by the notion that "children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today" (Janusz Korczak), that children have basic rights (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child), and that improving the well-being of children through social policy is a good investment in the future (Institute of Medicine 2004).

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