CASE Visiting Professor and Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, Columbia University School of Social Work
Jane Waldfogel's current research interests are:
- comparative social policy
- impact of public policies on child and family well-being; child protective services and child welfare policy
- inequality and mobility
- labour economics
Jane's latest projects include:
- work-family policies and child and family well-being; fragile families and child well-being
- inequality in school readiness in the US and UK
- social mobility and the early years in the US, UK, Canada and Australia
- family-based economic empowerment for orphaned children in Uganda
A question of quality: Do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early years education and care in England?
01 March 2013
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...
Welfare Reforms and Child Well-Being in the US and UK
01 July 2007
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?
01 May 2005
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
01 November 2004
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...
CEP discussion papers
The Employment of Married Mothers in Great Britain: 1974-2000
01 December 2003
Paul Gregg, Maria Gutierrez-Domenech and Jane Waldfogel
This paper analyses the increase in mothers¿ employment in Britain over the period 1974¿2000. The approach consists of isolating those birth cohorts whose mothers experienced significant increases in employment and relat... Read more...
Welfare Reform and Lone Mothers' Employment in the US
01 June 2001
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...