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Associate Professor, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
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.
Levison, Deborah, Jasper Hoek, David Lam, and Suzanne Duryea. 2007. "Intermittent child employment and its implications for estimates of child labour." International Labour Review, 146(3-4): 217-251. PMCID: PMC2546602. DOI. Abstract.
Duryea, Suzanne, David Lam, and Deborah Levison. 2007. "Effects of Economic Shocks on Children's Employment and Schooling in Brazil." Journal of Development Economics, 84(1): 188-214. PMCID: PMC2094529. DOI. Abstract.
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.