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Hiro Yoshikawa

professor, education, HGSE

Hirokazu Yoshikawa is a developmental and community psychologist who conducts research on the development of young children in immigrant families, and the effects of public policies on children's development. His currently funded work examines how public policies, parental employment, and transnational contexts influence very young children's development in Chinese, Mexican, Dominican, and African American families. He has conducted extensive research on the effects on children of public policies related to welfare, employment, and early childhood intervention. Recent books include *Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development*, with Thomas S. Weisner and Edward Lowe (2006), and *Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs* (2008). He regularly advises government agencies, foundations, and educational and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and abroad. During the 2008-2009 academic year he is on leave at the Russell Sage Foundation to work on a book on the development of infants and toddlers in low-income immigrant families.