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The College recognizes Dr. Wydick for his innovative research on the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs in developing countries. In a recent research project, he found that alumni of child sponsorship programs were more likely to complete secondary school and hold white-collar jobs in adulthood than their peers who had not participated in sponsorship programs. This project received considerable attention, and was published in the prestigious Journal of Political Economy.
Dr. Wydick's application of new econometric techniques has enabled him to evaluate the striking influence and effectiveness of anti-poverty programs that aim to undermine poverty in developing countries. His extensive research examines the union between those living in poverty and those who seek to help the under-resourced.