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Greg Duncan

University of California Irvine, School of Education
Greg Duncan holds the title of Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Duncan received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and spent the first 35 years of his career at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. Duncan’s recent work has focused on estimating the role of school-entry skills and behaviors on later school achievement and attainment and the effects of increased income inequality on schools and children’s life chances. He is part of a team conducting a random-assignment trial assessing impacts of income supplements on the cognitive development of infants born to poor mothers in four diverse U.S. communities. Duncan was President of the Society for Research in Child Development between 2009 and 2011. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2010, was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in 2013, and was selected as the Kenneth Boulding Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2014. In 2015, he received SRCD's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy and Practice in Child Development. 

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