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Lisa A. Gennetian

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Lisa A. Gennetian

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Dr. Gennetian's research portfolio straddles a variety of areas concerning American poverty from income security and stability, early care and education, and children’s development, with a lens toward causal mechanisms. Her work with Dr. Eldar Shafir “The Persistence of Poverty in the Context of Economic Instability: A Behavioral Perspective,” describes a behavioral framework for poverty programs and policy. In 2015 Dr. Gennetian launched the beELL initiative; applying insights from behavioral economics to design strategies to support parent engagement in, and enhance the impacts of, early childhood interventions. She is co-PI on a large multi-site randomized control study of a monthly unconditional cash transfer to low income mothers of infants, co-PI directing work on poverty and economic self-sufficiency at the National Center for Research on Hispanic Families and Children; and, has served as an Associate Editor of Child Development since 2012.

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