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Dr. Flávio Cunha will discuss the ongoing work in the Philadelphia Human Development project that follows over 800 women from pregnancy until their child is approximately 2 years old. The study findings are helping to determine whether education or intergenerational family services might help mothers obtain information beneficial for their child’s development.

Dr. Flávio Cunha is a Professor of Economics at Rice University, a Research Associate at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Associate at Rede de Economia Aplicada. He received his MSc in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Cunha’s teaching and research fields are labor economics and economics of education.

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