Ann Huff Stevens

Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research and Professor of Economics

University of California, Davis

ANN HUFF STEVENS is Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research and Professor of Economics at UC Davis. She studies low income workers and labor markets, the incidence and effects of job loss, connections between economic shocks and health, and poverty and safety-net dynamics. Her current work examines returns to vocational education programs, the dynamics of EITC eligibility, and long-term effects of labor force non-participation. Stevens previously served on the faculty at Rutgers and Yale Universities and is a faculty research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. At UC Davis, Stevens has served as Chair of the Department of Economics and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Management. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has served as a principal investigator on grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation and other agencies.


What Works in Career and Technical Education (CTE)? A Review of Evidence and Suggested Policy Directions

Career and technical education (CTE) is widely viewed as an important alternative to traditional four-year colleges, a means of increasing the earnings of U.S.workers, and an effective response to the changing skill requirements of U.S. employers. While abundant evidence confirms that CTE offerings at public institutions can increase the earnings and employment rates of graduates, substantial barriers to successful expansion of high-quality CTE remain.