Faculty Research Speaker Series

Maya Rossin-Slater

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara

What is the Added Value of Preschool? Long-Term Impacts and Interactions with a Health Intervention

March 17, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Maya Rossin-Slater is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 2013. Rossin-Slater’s research includes work in health, public, and gender economics. She focuses on issues in maternal and child well-being, as well as family structure and behavior, and draws implications for addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations in the United States. In several recent papers, she has studied how unmarried parents navigate their legal relationship contract options, the causal effects of unpaid maternity leave on infant health, and the consequences of living in proximity to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics on benefit take-up, pregnancy behaviors, and birth outcomes. Ongoing work uses administrative data from unemployment insurance records to examine the long-run consequences of early-childhood environmental and economic shocks.