|Daniel G. Schroeder, PhD (Principal Investigator) – Ray Marshall Center
Monica Faulkner (Principal Investigator), Laura Marra (Co-Principal Investigator) – Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing
|Texas Workforce Commission
|July 2022 – June 2024
|Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin will provide services in order to complete two annual studies for the Texas Workforce Commission. The Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work will manage data collection from child care providers. The Ray Marshall Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs manages the data analysis and reporting.
The purpose of the Child Care Market Rate Study is to create statistical summaries of market rates for child care for the entire state of Texas and for each of the 28 Local Workforce Development Areas. The purpose of the Cost of Quality Study is to understand the cost of providing quality child care in the state of Texas. The purpose is to provide estimates of how much more additional funding, in terms of daily rates, should be paid to providers who meet quality standards to care for children, relative to how much providers who meet minimal standards are paid.
|The reports for this project are published through the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work. The following reports are available on their website.
|Heath J. Prince, PhD
|August 2021 – August 2026
|With the support of JPMorgan Chase, the Ray Marshall Center will study the pathways taken by Opportunity Youth in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. This five-year grant represents one of the largest efforts undertaken in Texas to date to study the systems that serve, and the trajectories taken by, disconnected young adults (between the ages of 18 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor working) after participation in a youth-serving program. The study aims to determine the size of the OY population in each of these cities, as well as measure programmatic impact in terms of employment and/or enrollment in postsecondary education. In addition to providing a clearer picture of the OY landscape, it is our expectation that the study findings will inform OY policy for the state.
|Pathways Taken By Opportunity Youth in San Antonio (Aspen)
Pathways Taken By Opportunity Youth in San Antonio (UP)
|Heath J. Prince, PhD
|April 2021 – February 2024
|The Ray Marshall Center will assist Nuru International’s M&E team with analyzing and reporting Nuru Ethiopia, Nuru Kenya, and Nuru Nigeria’s impact.
|Nuru Kenya 2023 Dairy Impact Brief
Authors: Heath Prince and Thomas Boswell (Ray Marshall Center); Fatuma Nyanjong (Nuru Kenya); and Casey Harrison, Matt Lineal, Ian Schwenke, and Bethany Ibrahim (Nuru International)
Date: December 2023
Publication Type: Research Brief, 6pp.
This report is commissioned by Nuru International
Nuru Nigeria 2023 Endline Impact Report
Nuru Ethiopia 2022 Impact Report
Nuru Kenya 2022 Dairy Report
Nuru Ethiopia 2021 Impact Report
Nuru Nigeria 2022 Short-Term Impacts
Nuru Nigeria: 2021 Midpoint Impact Report
2019 Nuru Nigeria Baseline Report