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Ronnenberg to Study Prevalence of Childcare Hardship in Iowa

Megan Ronnenberg, a doctoral student in Social Work, will work on her project, Childcare Hardship in Iowa, as a summer scholar. Childcare hardship occurs when a caregiver's choice of childcare is constrained by cost or availability in their community. The goal of Ronnenberg's project is to describe the prevalence of childcare hardship in Iowa, identify groups at higher risk, and to create and disseminate a policy brief and journal article on her results.

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Health Policy

The Health Policy Research Program investigates the effects of policy initiatives and government activities on cost of, access to, and quality of health care systems and their effects on consumers, health care providers, policymakers and businesses across Iowa and the nation.