Our Research

The Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab investigates scientifically important and policy-relevant questions that are central to parent decision-making.

We test our interventions using field experiments (randomized controlled trials) and we partner with promising programs around the country to help them rigorously evaluate their impact and potential for scale. We also use surveys and other innovative techniques to learn more about parents’ decision-making process and the influences on that process.



Improving Early Literacy Skills



Decreasing Chronic Absenteeism



Understanding Low-Income Families’ Experiences with COVID-19



Promoting Early Math Skills



Understanding Differences in Parent Investments



Improving Parent Engagement at Home and with Schools


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Working Papers and Publications



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