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Diane Schanzenbach

School of Education and Social Policy

Margaret Walker Alexander Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Director, Institute for Policy Research

About

Areas of Focus

  • Early childhood education, development, and health
  • Poverty and economics
  • Public policy

Work/Research

  • Policies that improve the lives of children in poverty
  • Education, health, and income support programs
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Education finance and accountability policies
  • Impact of major public policies on children’s education and growth
  • Impact of nutrition assistance programs on children’s health and academic growth
  • Effects of state school finance reforms on student performance, specifically in low-income districts