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A brief history of US child care policy as well as a discussion of recent federal proposals, the military model and what is happening at the state and city level in some places.
Elizabeth Palley attended a joint MSW and JD program at the University of Maryland. She graduated from law school in 1996 and completed her MSW in 1997. Following graduation, she worked at a nonprofit organization that addressed issues related to childhood lead poisoning and then as an attorney practicing special education and family law for a year. She returned to school in 1999 to pursue a Ph.D. in Social Policy at the Heller School at Brandeis University. Palley completed that degree in the fall of 2002 and began teaching at Adelphi University in New York that same year. Since that time, she has been on the faculty at Adelphi University. She is a full professor and teaches both at the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Her research areas are disability and family policy. Her teaching interests include social policy analysis, civil rights, education policy, disability policy and family policy. Her current research looks at the impact of pregnancy discrimination on women in the workplace.
Dr. Palley is the author, along with Dr. Corey Shdaimah, of the book In Our Hands: The Struggle for US Child Care Policy published by NYU Press in 2014. She is also a co-author of Social Policy in a Changing World (Sage, 2020). Dr. Palley is also the author of over 20 academic journal articles, has presented academic papers at more than 25 conferences in and outside the United States and has written several opinion articles for print and other media.
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