Joe Biden and Kamala Harris could transform American childhood


Inauguration Day approaches in the United States after a bitterly divisive election and the unprecedented events surrounding the confirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral college victory. The world is waiting to see what changes a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration might bring to the beleaguered nation.

Many believe that the president-elect bears the responsibility for the future of American democracy, while others assert that what’s at stake is the fate of the nation’s scientific capacity to respond both to the pandemic and to the climate crisis.

As researchers who study childhood, we believe that the new administration could also play an important role in determining the future of another important ideal — the “American child.” What happens over the next four years could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States…

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