Episode 139

Investing in Families

July 19, 2018
  • Higher Education
  • Children & Families
  • Antipoverty Policy
  • Family Policies
University of Southern Maine, Portland
Brandeis University
Boston College

A college degree can make a huge difference for parents and their kids. But if you’ve got an eight-year-old to support and a low-paying job, it’s next to impossible to pay for both tuition and childcare. For residents of Maine, a new law will help. Working with Joby Thoyalil of Maine Equal Justice Partners, Professors Luisa DePrez and Lisa Dodson used their research on the benefits of a college education for low-income women to help advance a bill called LIFT 2.0.

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