Stern

Ivette Rodriquez Stern

Junior Specialist in Program Development, Center on the Family, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Areas of Expertise:
  • Family Policies
  • Children & Families

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About Ivette

Stern is a social worker by training, now specializing in macro-level practice related to child and family well-being. Her work integrates research and extension activities and focuses on assessing and evaluating the conditions of children and families in Hawai'i through the use of program data and social indicators for policy and program development efforts. Her work also focuses on family resiliency, especially in the presence of economic strain, and on promoting the practices that strengthen families and foster their well-being.

Briefs

Podcast

Publications

"Paid Family Leave: Benefiting Hawaiʻi Businesses and the Economy," (with Noreen Kohl and Hua Zan), University of Hawai‘i, Center on the Family, 2017.

Shows how a paid family leave policy in Hawaii could benefit the local businesses and the state economy.

In the News

Ivette Rodriquez Stern quoted in Nick Yee, "Study Reveals 16K Hawai'i Children have a Parent behind Bars" Hawai'i Public Radio, April 27, 2016.
Ivette Rodriquez Stern quoted on Hawai'i's child well-being, "Hawai'iʻs Child Well-Being 17th in Latest National Rankings" University of Hawai‘i News, June 13, 2017.