Elizabeth Cascio

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Professor Elizabeth Cascio's research featured in ​New York Times

Prof. Elizabeth Cascio's recent research “Does Universal Preschool Hit the Target?  Program Access and Preschool Impacts" was featured in New York Times Op-Ed "Some Good News — Seriously — About Politics" published on 06/03/2018, editorial by NYT Opinion Columnist David Leonhardt.

Dartmouth Economist Proposes Tax Breaks for Preschool Costs

Associate Professor of Economics Elizabeth Cascio recently argued for a federal child care tax credit that shifts benefits to lower-income families at a national forum on “Policies to Promote Women’s Economic Opportunity.”

Cascio was invited to present her work at the conference, which brought together leading voices in academia, business, and politics, including top Facebook executive and LeanIn.org founder Sheryl Sandberg, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat who has represented Silicon Valley for more than 20 years. The forum was sponsored by the Hamilton Project, LeanIn.org., and Stanford Law School, which hosted the conference.