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Robert Crosnoe is the Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology (by courtesy), and Population Research Center. His main field of interest is the life course and human development, with a special emphasis on the connections among health, child/adolescent development, and education and the contributions of these connections to socioeconomic and immigration-related inequalities in American society. Dr. Crosnoe is a member of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Child Care Network and the Governing Council of Society for Research in Child Development, and is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family. He received his PhD in sociology from Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This report examines three types of educational and health policy interventions that may reduce disparities between the children of U.S.-born parents and their immigrant counterparts during the crucial transition between prekindergarten and elementary school.