Gibson-Davis, Gennetian, and Keister awarded NICHD grant to study children's development

Three DUPRI scholars, Christina Gibson-Davis, Lisa Gennetian, and Lisa Keister, were recently awarded an R21 grant by NICHD called "Net worth poverty and children’s development." The research examines how net worth poverty, distinct from income poverty, is associated with children’s cognitive and behavioral development. The investigation contributes a new perspective on economic precarity of child households, on the ways in which wealth and income scarcity contribute to racial and ethnic gaps in child well-being, and on the role that anti-poverty policies play in supporting the overall economic health of child households.