Professor Greg J. Duncan
Distinguished Professor at the School of Education, University of California, Irvine, USA
My recent work has focused on estimating the role of school-entry skills and behaviors on later school achievement and attainment and the effects of increasing income inequality on schools and children’s life chances.
Parents and policymakers need to understand what kinds of skills and behaviors developed early in life are most important for children’s future successes and what policies best promote those skills. I want my research to shed light on what matters the most for children’s life chances and what programs directed at families and children can make the most difference.