Associate Professor, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Levison is an economist specializing in research on education, child labor, and childcare in developing countries. She is involved in several projects that explore the interrelated topics of children's labor force work and education, child care, and women's employment. In related research, she has studied child workers from an industry perspective.
Hoek, Jasper, Suzanne Duryea, David Lam, and Deborah Levison. 2009. "Dynamics of Child Labor: Labor-Force Entry and Exit in Urban Brazil." In Child labor and education in Latin America: an economic perspective edited by Peter F. Orazem, Guilherme Sedlacek, and Zafiris Tzannatos. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.