hilgereventThe Parent Trap: A Presentation by Economist Nate Hilger PhD ’13

Please Join us as Nate Hilger PhD ’13 discusses his timely and thought provoking new book which offers a proposal - grounded in science - to increase child skill development and end inequality.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:00-8:30PM

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Cost: No charge, pre-registration required
Contact: Maiya Verrone, maiyawv@aol.com
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In The Parent Trap, Nate Hilger explains why skill development is the most valuable asset we can give to children and how it’s the engine that drives the economy, and literally calculates the cost of overburdening parents.  He then shows how a major new public investment in child skill development would not only level the playing field, but would transform millions of children’s lives in ways that benefit us all and pay for themselves. Using a trove of new data, illuminating anecdotes and analysis of effective publicly-funded programs, Nate Hilger outlines a persuasive plan that has profound implications.

The Parent Trap is a provocative, well-written, and creative analysis of the problem of parenting in America and what to do about it, making a bold case for policy changes to support parents and children in new ways.” – James J. Heckman, Professor in Economics, University of Chicago; recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Nate Hilger is a researcher and writer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He has worked as a professor of economics at Brown University and an economist and data scientist in Silicon Valley, and was a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Hilger continues to hold an affiliation with the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown. In 2020 he served as a lead policy consultant on early childhood and non-K12 child development issues for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.


7:00PM - 8:30PM Thu 19 May 2022, Pacific timezone

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