|Chris M. Herbst is an
Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and a Faculty Affiliate in
the School of Social Work and the Center for Population Dynamics. His primary
research area focuses on the impact of government-funded child care subsidies
on measures of family well-being, including child cognitive and behavioral
development, childhood obesity, and maternal mental and physical health.
More recently, Herbst has begun exploring measures of self-reported happiness as potential markers of public policies' success or failure. Current projects in this area include the impact of welfare reform and the Earned Income Tax Credit on the happiness of disadvantaged populations.