Child Care Policy

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Stevenson discusses importance of paid family leave

Feb 23, 2022
In the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents found themselves at home watching their children, rather than working, due to daycare closures. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how child care closures...
State & Hill

Changing the conversation around child poverty

Dec 13, 2021
How Kohn Professor Luke Shaefer and the pandemic paved the way for an expanded Child Tax Credit By Lauren Slagter The passage of the American Rescue Plan Act in March ushered in a "euphoric" couple of weeks for Luke Shaefer, the Hermann and...

Lawmakers seek out U-M faculty for expertise on various topics

Dec 1, 2021
Federal lawmakers continue to seek out University of Michigan faculty members to lend their expertise and knowledge to help inform federal policy. In the last year, 13 U-M faculty members and researchers testified at 14 congressional hearings...

Stevenson on Build Back Better, inflation, and unemployment

Nov 28, 2021
Betsey Stevenson countered arguments against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation as the bill passed the House and moved into the Senate. “There is just absolute historic investment in childcare that is really going to benefit so many...
In the Media

‘Build Back Better’ a game changer, says Weiland

Oct 11, 2021 The Globe Post
The Build Back Better Act includes comprehensive early childhood policy that would benefit children, families, and educators, argues Christina Weiland in an opinion in the Globe Post. “Hand-wringing about the bill’s cost obscures the fact that...

Stevenson addresses child care in Senate committee testimony

Jun 24, 2021
The importance of access to child care in the economic recovery was emphasized by Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson in testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Wednesday, June 23. "The choices you...
In the Media

Stevenson: Women's employment has fallen off a pandemic cliff

Sep 15, 2020 NPR Here and Now
“We had what you might even call a gendered shutdown. The kinds of industries that had to send people home, that shut down, disproportionately employed women," said Stevenson. "How long it takes women to recover is going to depend on the [childcare]...
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Child care policy and advocacy in federal states: Ontario and Michigan in comparison

Mar 14, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, David G. and Judith C. Frey Classroom (1210)
Universal child care has been a longstanding goal of child care advocates in both Canada and the United States since the 1960s, yet in 2016 that goal remains stubbornly elusive in both federations despite decades of activism. Responsibility for child care delivery has been shared in both countries between federal, “meso” (provincial/state), and local governments with more of that responsibility being downloaded to the state/provincial level since the 1990s. Dr. Collier will present two meso level cases (Ontario and Michigan) to understand how child care advocates have navigated these decentralized landscapes. What factors explain successful policy outcomes and what barriers persist? Are universal programs and longer term social justice advocacy claims viable in decentralized federations?  View the poster.
Ford School