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"How to Make Summer Plans When Everything’s Uncertain" (Commentary by Emily Oster)

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics Emily Oster provides insight into the difficult puzzle of summer planning that faces parents every year, "When weighing a choice, always think about the alternative. Whether you’re considering sending your child to camp, summer school or to spend time with newly vaccinated family members — think about what the alternative is."

February 17, 2021 The New York Times

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics Emily Oster provides insight into the difficult puzzle of summer planning that faces parents every year, "When weighing a choice, always think about the alternative. Whether you’re considering sending your child to camp, summer school or to spend time with newly vaccinated family members — think about what the alternative is."

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