Leight Receives $1.3M Dept. of Labor Grant

Economics professor Jessica Leight has received a $1.3 million Department of Labor grant to study whether life-skills training and mentoring by older female role models in Rajasthan, India, can influence girls’ participation in education and the workforce. Leight will travel to India throughout the four-year grant period, and her research will be shared with policymakers and stakeholders there.