Diverging Destinies: Maternal Education and the Developmental Gradient in Time with Children
Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

In this May 2012 seminar, visiting scholar Ariel Kalil presented her research on the impacts parents with different characteristics and social backgrounds have on their children’s development.

Ariel Kalil is a Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy and director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Her research has examined how transitions from welfare to work affect mothers and children, barriers to the employment of welfare recipients, and family processes and child development in female-headed, teenage-parent, and cohabiting-couple households.