Katherine Magnuson, PhD
Dr. Magnuson studies the effects of poverty and socio-economic status on children and families. Her research focus is on areas of early childhood and family interventions. She was part of the New Hope Evaluation team and worked with Cynthia Garcia Coll on a study of the socio-economic development of minority children, specifically children of immigrants and children of color.
- Assistant Professor, Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Research Affiliate, National Center for Children and Families, New York, NY
- PhD, 2002, Northwestern University
- Duncan, G. J., Dowsett, C. J., Claessens, A., Magnuson, K., Huston, A. C., Klebanov, P., et al. (2008). School readiness and later achievement. Development Psychology, 43(6), 1428-1446.
- Magnuson, K. (2007). Maternal education and children's academic achievement during middle childhood. Developmental Psychology, 43(6), 1497-1512.
- Duncan, G. J., Ludwig, J., & Magnuson, K. (2007). Reducing poverty through preschool interventions. The Future of Children, 17(2), 143-160.
- Slack, K. S., Magnuson, K. A., & Berger, L. M. (2007). How are children and families faring a decade after welfare reform? Evidence from five non-experimental panel studies. Children and Youth Services Review, 29(6), 693-697.
- Magnuson, K. Ruhm, C., & Waldfogel, J. (2007). The persistence of preschool effects: Do subsequent classroom experiences matter? Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22(1), 18-38.