Woman and girl smilingThe Human Capital Research Collaborative, a unique partnership between the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, fosters multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy from birth to young adulthood. The coverage of topics is wide and includes evaluation and policy analysis of early learning programs, family, school, economic, and community influences as well as biological and psychological foundations of child health and well-being. Originally established in 2006 as the Early Childhood Research Collaborative, the HCRC was founded as a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to explore links between human capital and economic development, public health, K-12 education, and other related disciplines.

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