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Economist Erin Todd Bronchetti Joins FCD Young Scholars Program

Economist Erin Todd Bronchetti Named
Fellow by Foundation for Child Development

by Alisa Giardinelli

Erin Todd Bronchetti

 Erin Todd Bronchetti

Assistant Professor of Economics Erin Todd Bronchetti is the recipient of a fellowship from the Foundation for Child Development (FCD). Through its Changing Faces of America's Children - Young Scholars Program, FCD supports young scholars to conduct research that aims to identify and understand the challenges faced by immigrant families and their children. Bronchetti's fellowship will support her project, Public Insurance and the Health of Immigrant Children, at the Bendheim Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University.

"Immigrant children are a rapidly growing segment of the U.S. population and are disproportionately represented among the poor and uninsured," Bronchetti says. "Rules regarding their eligibility for public health insurance have changed dramatically over the past 15 years, but we do not yet understand the effects of such changes on health outcomes for these children.  My research will study the impact of public insurance eligibility on health outcomes, health care access and utilization, and wellbeing for children in immigrant families." 

Bronchetti's fields of interest include public finance, labor economics, and the economics of health and child wellbeing. She joined Swarthmore's faculty in 2007.

FCD is a national private philanthropy in New York City dedicated to promoting a new beginning for American education from prekindergarten through third grade.  The Foundation promotes the well-being of children and believes that families, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government at all levels share complementary responsibilities in the critical task of raising new generations.