Education, Learning, and Child and Family Well-Being

Education, Learning, and Child and Family Well-Being

Associate Professor

Elizabeth T. Powers is a member of the IGPA working group on Education and Learning. She has conducted research on the incentive effects of public insurance programs, the effects of child health on maternal labor supply, employment effects of the minimum wage, and the caregiver labor market. Ongoing research projects are in the areas of children’s cognitive development, U.S.-Mexican migration, child support policy, work disability and the Disability Insurance program, and long-term care facilities.

Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program

Catherine Main is a member of the Education and Learning working group. She is a senior lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her clinical and research interests focus on developing early childhood educators to serve in under-resourced, urban environments.

Benjamin M. Superfine is a member of the working group on Education and Learning, and is a professor in the College of Education at UIC, where his research interests center on education law and policy.

In the News

July 27, 2021

IGPA in the news: Director Robin Fretwell Wilson comments on liability and school masking policies
Daily Herald

December 31, 2020

IGPA in the news: Education and Learning Working Group member Meghan Kessler discusses declining morale among educators during the COVID-19 pandemic
WREX