The US earned income tax credit and parent-child time use

Dr. Taryn Morrissey will discuss the role of one-off income boosts for low-income families in parents' time with children.

The US earned income tax credit and parent-child time use

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11 February 2020 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 11 Feb 2020 12:30 pm 11 Feb 2020 1:30 pm

Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 3

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Seminar proudly presented by the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children.

Join Dr. Taryn Morrissey (American University, Washington, D.C.) who will discuss the role of one-off income boosts for low-income families in mothers’ and fathers’ time with children.

Dr. Morrissey’s new study examines whether the addition of household resources via the receipt of the U.S. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) affects short-term parent-child time use patterns. The findings shed light on how additional resources affect family functioning, how these patterns differ for mothers versus fathers, and in single-parent families, and may exacerbate gendered patterns in time use. Research and policy implications will be discussed.

Speaker

Dr. Taryn Morrissey is a School of Public Affairs Dean’s Scholar Associate Professor of Public Policy at American University. Her work focuses on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children, including early care and education, nutrition assistance, and public health policies. She is co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A new plan to combat inequality (Russell Sage, 2017). Dr. Morrissey has served in senior policy positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the staff of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. She began her career in policy as a Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) / American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.