38th Annual Meeting of
The Association for Moral Education (AME)

Civility vs Incivility:
Respectful disagreement in a divided world


Plenary Speaker

Saturday, November 10, 1:30 2:30 pm

If You Work You Should Not Be Poor:
The (Im)Morality of Policies for Low-Income Families and Children

(Abstract available in conference program)


Aletha Huston, Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor of Child Development, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA.


Aletha C. Huston is the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor of Child Development Emerita at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in understanding the effects of poverty on children and the impact of child care and income support policies on children's development. She was the Principal Investigator studying the effects of a poverty intervention program (the New Hope Project) on children and families, and she was an investigator in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development.   Her books include Developmental Contexts of Middle Childhood: Bridges to Adolescence and Adulthood (2006), and Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and their Children (2007), and Children in Poverty: Child development and public policy (1991). She is Past President of the Society for Research in Child Development, the Developmental Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and the recipient of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.









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