Early Career Mentoring and Research Capacity for the Baby’s First Years Study

8/1/2020 – 7/31/2022


Baby’s First Years is a path-breaking study of the causal impact of monthly unconditional cash gifts to low-income mothers and their children in the first three years of their child’s life. The gifts are funded through charitable foundations. The study will identify whether reducing poverty promotes early childhood development as well as the family processes that support improvements in children’s development.

The Brady Education Foundation supplements the core study’s funding by adding analytic capacity to the project and training under-represented minority pre-doctoral students to build research capacity in the social, behavioral and neurosciences that can address opportunity gaps affecting under-resourced communities. Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Education will oversee the mentoring activities.