Wage Increases & Well-Being

Exploring Connections

Our Partnership

DU's Butler Institute for Families supported the University of Nebraska - Lincoln's Buffett Early Childhood Institute as they worked to study how wage increases correlate with workforce and workplace well-being, using data analysis and code development. We believe the research and ingenuity achieved through collaborations like this are essential as we work to influence policy and improve lives for children and families.

About Our Research

We leverage cross-institutional collaboration to address some of today’s most pressing challenges, producing interdisciplinary solutions that influence policymakers to effectively serve the public good. From Stanford to UChicago to NYU, we’ve refined our collaborative process through years of mutually beneficial relationships with institutions nationwide to understand and address challenges like climate change, HIV and youth homelessness.

DU’s current research efforts have been featured in news outlets like The New York Times. They include…

  • exploring the effects of felony disenfranchisement.
  • employing lasers as the medium for quantum science.
  • using theatre to heal and rehabilitate inmates.

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Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Denver's Butler Institute for Families. Her research focuses early childhood care and education, with an emphasis on workforce and policy issues. We’re dedicated to finding opportunities to direct our research ecosystem toward collaboration with partners who share our goal of supporting the common good. Our research collaborations results in projects that produce technological advances and support vulnerable populations.

Meet Amy Roberts