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A question of quality: Do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early years education and care in England?
Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart and Jane Waldfogel
This paper examines how the quality of formal early childhood education and care is associated with children’s background. By using different indicators of quality, the research also explored how the relationship varies ...Read more...
1 March 2013
Welfare Reforms and Child Well-Being in the US and UK
This paper examines the effects of recent welfare reforms in the US and UK on the well-being of children in low-income families, looking specifically at the effects on poverty, family expenditures, and child health and d...Read more...
Expenditure Patterns Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up?
Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook
In this paper we provide evidence on how the UK government’s welfare reforms since 1998 have affected the material well-being of children in low-income families. We examine changes in expenditure patterns and ownership o...Read more...
Social Mobility, Life Chances, and the Early Years
It is widely agreed that the early years are a particularly important time for efforts to increase social mobility, because a good deal of inequality is already apparent by the time children start school, and because chi...Read more...
Welfare Reform and Lone Mothers' Employment in the US
Jane Waldfogel, Sandra K. Danziger, Sheldon Danziger and Kristin Seefeldt
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 represents a dramatic change in the US welfare state. One of its key goals was to move lone mothers, even those with young children, fr...Read more...
Investing in Children: What do we know? What should we do?
Sheldon Danziger and Jane Waldfogel
In 1998, a conference brought together US psychologists, economists, sociologists, demographers, political scientists, social workers, and medical doctors, to review what we know about the processes that affect child dev...Read more...
The Family Gap in Pay: Evidence from Seven Industrialised Countries
Susan Harkness and Jane Waldfogel
In this paper we use microdata on employment and earnings from a variety of industrialised countries to investigate the family gap in pay - the differential in hourly wages between women with children and women without c...Read more...
Early Childhood Interventions and Outcomes (summarised in CASEreport 5, 'Persistent Poverty and Lifetime Inequality')
Recent advances in brain research have provided new evidence that early experience matters and have greatly increased interest in the effects of early childhood interventions on outcomes for children. This paper reviews ...Read more...
Maternity Leave Policies and Women's Employment after Childbirth: Evidence from the United States, Britain and Japan
Jane Waldfogel, Yoshio Higuchi and Masahiro Abe
This paper uses microdata from the United States, Britain and Japan to examine the effects of family leave coverage on women's employment after childbirth. The United States had no national family leave legislation until...Read more...