Anika Schenck-Fontaine

INED has signed a partnership with Duke Global Health Institute. In the wake of this development, we interviewed Anika Schenck-Fontaine, a PhD student from Duke who was hosted at INED from October 2016 to March 2017.

(Interview from June 2017)

In which context did you do your stay at INED?

I came to INED as a visiting PhD student to work with Lidia Panico  from October 2016 to March 2017. The purpose of the visit was both to collaborate on research and to further my training as a researcher working with longitudinal cohort data. Since INED is the home of l’Etude longitudinale française depuis l’enfance (Elfe), France’s first longitudinal birth cohort study, it was a perfect institution for my research and training goals.

What projects did you work on while at INED? Did you continue working on these projects?

While at INED, I worked with Lidia Panico on two projects, both of which are focused on the role that the multiple dimensions of economic hardship (i.e. income hardship, material deprivation, and subjective financial stress) play in children’s lives. The first of these projects used the Millennium Cohort Study, a UK longitudinal birth cohort study, to investigate the unique effect of subjective financial stress on parenting behavior and how this impacts children’s well-being. The second project, on which we are also collaborating with Lonnie Berger of the University of Wisconsin, uses the Elfe data to examine how income hardship, material deprivation, and subjective financial stress interact to affect children’s development. Though I have since returned to Duke University, we continue to work on both of these projects.