Desiree French

Desiree French
Independant Consultant,
Data Scientist

Desiree French is a a data scientist specializing in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, interdisciplinary research, and research project management. She was formerly a researcher at in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  She received her MA in education from Stanford Graduate School of Education and is ABD from University of California, Berkeley. 

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Publications by Desiree French
How Mothers Balance Work Requirements and Parenting
This paper examines the reasoning and experiences of mothers in selecting childcare while trying to meet welfare-to-work requirements. Three theoretical positions that have been used to look at child care selection—rational choice, structuralist,…
Mothers Balance Work and Child Care Under Welfare Reform—Executive Summary
In the summer of 1998, we began to invite single mothers with preschool-age children—all entering new welfare programs—into a four-year study. Our premiere aim was to learn how the upbringing and development of children may be altered by the…