Elizabeth Davis

MPC Primary Research Areas

Biography

My research program focuses primarily on economics and public policy related to low-income families, child care and early education, and low-wage and rural labor market issues in the U.S. My research has examined child care costs, the dynamics of participation in the child care subsidy program, why parents stop using child care subsidies, disparities in access to high quality child care, and the connection between parents’ employment and child care choices. Past research projects have included studies of the impact of local competition on wages and job turnover in the retail food industry and the relationship between local labor market conditions and employment outcomes for disadvantaged workers.