Elia De la Cruz Toledo-He

Researcher

Dr. Elia De la Cruz Toledo-He is a Researcher at Chapin Hall specializing in the analyses of policies and other factors that influence child development and family self-sufficiency. Her current work includes examining household choices around early care education and use of child care subsidies, as well as the role of cash assistance in self-sufficiency. De la Cruz also focuses on policy strategies to improve financial inclusion in developing countries and how such policies can improve children’s well-being.

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, De la Cruz was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, where she studied the effects of nonresident fathers’ child support on the socioemotional well-being of children, the economic valuation of health-related interventions for adolescents, and the influence of neighborhood context on children’s behavioral, cognitive, and health trajectories.

De la Cruz holds a PhD in Social Policy and Policy Analysis and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Columbia University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

PhD in Social Policy and Policy Analysis, Columbia University

Master of Arts in Public Administration, Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Garfinkel, I., & Wimer, C. (2018, July). Child Development Indicators in the Fragile Families Data. Paper presented at the Fragile Families Summer Workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Garfinkel, I., & Wimer, C. (2017, April). The geography of opportunity: Developmental trajectories of children in Baltimore. Poster presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Garfinkel, I., & Wimer, C. (2017, April). The geography of opportunity: Developmental trajectories of children in Baltimore. Paper presented at Chapin Hall’s Brown Bag seminar series, Chicago, IL.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Garfinkel, I., & Wimer, C. (2017, March). The geography of opportunity: Developmental trajectories of children in Baltimore. Paper presented at the Federal Reserve Community Development Research Conference, Washington, DC.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Garfinkel, I., & Wimer, C. (2017, February). The geography of opportunity: Developmental trajectories of children in Baltimore. Paper presented at the Fragile Families Seminar, Columbia University, New York, NY.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Pal, I. (2016, November). The effect of expanding access to maternity leave on women’s employment and wages: Evidence from the UK. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference, Washington, DC.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2016, September). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2016, June). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington, DC.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Pal I. (2016, June). The effect of changes in maternity leave legislation on women’s employment and earnings in the UK. Paper presented at the Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington, DC.

Mincy, R., Cabrera, N., De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Um, H. (2016, June). Nonresident fathers’ financial support and middle childhood outcomes. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual International Meetings, London, UK.

Mincy, R., Cabrera, N., De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Um, H. (2016, April). Financial support from nonresident fathers and children’s academic achievement. Poster presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, Washington, DC.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2016, January). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Pal I. (2016, January). The effect of changes in maternity leave legislation on women’s employment and earnings in the UK. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Mincy, R., & De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, November). Non-resident fathers’ financial and in-kind contributions and unemployment through the Great Recession. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Mincy, R., Cabrera, N., De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Um, H. (2015, November). Nonresident fathers’ financial support and middle childhood outcomes. Paper presented at the Fragile Families Seminar, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Mincy, R., and De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, October). Non-resident fathers’ financial and in-kind contributions and unemployment through the Great Recession. Paper presented at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Dublin, Ireland.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, August). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meetings, Chicago, IL.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, June). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Society of Labor Economists World Meetings, Montreal, Canada.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, May). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Faculty Brown Bag Seminar at CUNY’s School of Public Affairs, New York, NY.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, April). Gender earnings differentials: Disaggregating human capital characteristics. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, April). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Pal I. (2015, April). The effect of changes in maternity leave legislation on women’s employment and earnings in the UK. Poster presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015, April). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2014, November). Preschool enrollment and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2014, May). Understanding the evolution of female employment in Mexico. Poster presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, Boston, MA.

Mincy, R., & De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2014, May). Unemployment and child support compliance through the great recession. Poster presented at the Population Association of America Research Conference, Boston, MA.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2013, September). Understanding the evolution of female employment in Mexico. Paper presented at IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conference on Labour and Employment, Mumbai, India.

Mincy, R., & De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2013, February). Unemployment and child support compliance through the great recession. Paper presented at the Fragile Families Seminar, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Mincy, R., Cabrera, N., De la Cruz Toledo, E., & Um, H. (2018). The long-reach of nonresident fathers’ financial support on children’s skills in fragile families: Parental investments, family processes, and children’s language skills. CRCW Working Paper WP18-07-FF. Available at https://fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/sites/fragilefamilies/files/wp18-07-ff.pdf

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Garfinkel, I., & Wimer, C. (2017). The geography of opportunity: Developmental trajectories of children in Baltimore. Fragile Families Working Paper No. WP17-20-FF. Princeton, NJ: Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.

Horton, S., De la Cruz Toledo, E., Mahon, J., Santelli, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2017). Identifying an essential package for adolescent health: Economic analysis. In D. Bundy, N. de Silva, S. Horton, D. Jamison, & G. Patton (Eds.), Child and adolescent health and development, 3rd Ed., Vol. 8. Washington, DC: World Bank. Available at http://www.dcp-3.org/chapter/2291/promoting-adolescent-health-economic-analysis-essential-package

De la Cruz Toledo, E., Gundanna, A., & Pal, I. (2016). The effect of expanding maternity leave on women’s employment and wages: Evidence from the U.K. Working paper. Abstract available at: http://sswr.confex.com/sswr/2016/webprogram/Paper25778.html

Mincy, R., & De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2016). Nonresident father involvement. In I. Garfinkel, S. McLananhan, & C. Wimer (Eds.), Children of the great recession (pp. 149-172). New York, NY: Russell Sage Publications

Mincy, R., Miller, D., & De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2016). Child support compliance during economic downturns. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 127-139. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.03.018

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015). Universal preschool and mothers’ employment in Mexico. Working Paper. Available at http://sole-jole.org/15157.pdf

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2015). Gender earnings’ differentials in Mexico: disaggregating human capital. Working paper. Population Association of American 2015 Annual Meeting. http://paa2015.princeton.edu/papers/150103

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2014). Understanding the evolution of female employment in Mexico. Working paper. Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting. Extended abstract available at: http://paa2014.princeton.edu/papers/140271

Mincy R., &  De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2014). Unemployment and child support compliance through the great recession. Fragile Families Working paper 14-01-FF. Princeton, NJ: Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Available at https://fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/sites/fragilefamilies/files/wp14-01-ff.pdf

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2013). The gender wage gap in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Latin America Policy Journal, 2, 41-46.

De la Cruz Toledo, E. (2007). Possible solutions. In M. Rodarte (Ed.), The Political Economy of Maize in Mexico (1st ed., Vol. 1). Mexico City, Mexico: Centro de Estudios Económicos del Sector Privado. (In Spanish).