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February 1, 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 12:15pm

Bushouse’s talk, “100 Years of Mobilizing for Children in the U.S.: What Has Been Achieved, What Remains to be Done?,” examines social movements and policies to protect one of the most vulnerable and voiceless groups in our nation—children.   With collaborator Professor Doug Imig (University of Memphis), this project examines U.S. child policy in four domains: child labor, early education and care, child welfare, and child health and nutrition.  In this talk, Bushouse will focus on the New York Times coverage of child issues across the four domains.  Through this analysis we can see the rise and fall of social movements and policy triumphs and failures.  

Professor Bushouse is a national expert on the universal preschool movement, author of Universal Preschool: Policy Change, Stability, and the Pew Charitable Trusts (SUNY Press, 2009), and winner of the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Award. She is currently expanding an analysis of recession impacts on 38 state pre-k budgets with case studies of Illinois, New York and Connecticut (funded by the Graustein Memorial Fund).  An Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy (New Zealand) enabled her to conduct comparative research on early childhood policy, which she continues to expand. She also has served as a researcher for Zero to Three, a national nonprofit that advocates for infants and toddlers.   

Two additional speakers will participate in CPPA’s Faculty Colloquium this spring: Laurel Smith-Doerr, professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Social Science Research (March 7); and Ofer Sharone, assistant professor of sociology (April 4).

All talks in the CPPA Faculty Colloquium are free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. For additional information, go to www.masspolicy.org or contact Susan Newton (snewton@pubpol.umass.edu).