Gretchen L. Caspary

Gretchen L. Caspary
Senior Research Assocate,
American Academy of Pediatrics

Gretchen Caspary is a senior research associate for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was previously a researcher for the University of California and for Northwestern University in the Departments of Human Development and Social Policy. Caspary receivedher MA in linguistics and MBA in marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and her PhD in social policy from Northwestern University.

updated 2002

Publications by Gretchen L. Caspary
For the changes under welfare reform to posi­tively affect children, the gains that mothers make from employment must lead to improve­ments in children's daily settings at home, in childcare, at school, or in the community. This article focuses on…
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…