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Massachusetts Early Care and Education Studies

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Ongoing since 1999
Assessment of Early Care and Education in Massachusetts

This group of inter-related research projects seeks to understand the state of early care and education in Massachusetts and make recommendations for quality outcomes.

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Parental Choice: Research Evidence from Two National Datasets

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2010-2015
Family relationships

workfamilieschildren_small20This project looks at two national datasets to explore the relations among child, family, employment, and program characteristics and parental choice.

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Womanist Studies and Applied Womanism

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Womanist Studies and Applied Womanism

This work revolves around helping to build and define the field of womanist studies.

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Improving Two-Generation Approaches for Children and Family

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Completed 2015

WCW prepared a white paper and two research reviews to frame the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s approach to two-generation strategies related to advancing family economic security and children’s education and learning simultaneously.

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Family Policies and Women’s Labor Market Careers

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Ongoing since 2011
A comparison between the U.S. and Finland

This research project analyzes the effects of family leave policies in the United States and Finland.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Job Creation

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Ongoing since 2015

Examining the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs.

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High-Skilled Immigration and the Structure of High-Tech firms

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Ongoing since 2011
Immigration programs and policies

This project will examine the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States. In particular, we exploit the combined employer - employee data of the most prominent US high tech firms to evaluate the extent to which foreign born science and engineering workers are employed, and how the work force composition is affected by the inflows of immigrant scientists. This research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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The Massachusetts Women's Justice Network

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Ongoing since 2009
Women's Justice

This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

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Achieving Gendered Justice Developing Substantive Research & Action Strategies for Justice-Involved Women

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Ongoing since 2015
Women's Justice

The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years

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National SEED Project

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Ongoing
Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)

The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity.

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