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Staff Biography

[Photo: Jane Waldfogel] Professor Jane WALDFOGEL
Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, Columbia University School of Social Work, and Visiting Professor, CASE

STICERD ,  External

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Research Interests:
  • comparative social policy
  • impact of public policies on child and family well-being; child protective services and child welfare policy
  • education
  • inequality and mobility
  • labour economics
  • gender
Current Research Projects:
  • 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
Selected Publications:
  • What Children Need.Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (2006)

  • (with K Magnuson, eds) Steady Gains and Stalled Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap.New York: Russell Sage Foundation (2008)

  • (with W-J Han, C Ruhm and E Washbrook) The Timing of Mothers' Employment after Childbirth.Monthly Labor Review, 131(6): 15-27 (2008)

  • (with W-J Han and C Ruhm) Parental Leave Policies and Parents' Employment and Leave-Taking.Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(1): 29-54 (2009)

  • (with Q Gao and N Kaushal) How have Expansions in the EITC affected Family Expenditures?In JP Ziliak (ed), Welfare Reform and Its Long-Term Consequences for America's Poor. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2009)

  • Differential Response.In K Dodge and DL Coleman (eds), Preventing Child Maltreatment. New York: Guilford Press (2009)

  • The Role of Family Policies in Anti-Poverty Policy.In M Cancian and S Danziger (eds), Changing Poverty. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press (in press)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Equal access to high quality early education and care? Evidence from England and lessons from other countries
    Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, Jane Waldfogel, March 2013
    Paper No' CASEbrief 32: Full paper (pdf)

  • A question of quality: Do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early years education and care in England?
    Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, Jane Waldfogel, March 2013
    Paper No' CASE/171: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Welfare Reforms and Child Well-Being in the US and UK
    Jane Waldfogel, July 2007
    Paper No' CASE/126: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Expenditure Patterns Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up?
    Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel, Elizabeth Washbrook, May 2005
    Paper No' CASE 099: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Social Mobility, Life Chances, and the Early Years
    Jane Waldfogel, November 2004
    Paper No' CASE 088: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Employment of Married Mothers in Great Britain: 1974-2000
    Paul Gregg, Maria Gutierrez-Domenech, Jane Waldfogel, December 2003
    Paper No' CEPDP0596: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Welfare Reform and Lone Mothers' Employment in the US
    Sheldon Danziger, Sandra K. Danziger, Kristin Seefeldt, Jane Waldfogel, June 2001
    Paper No' CASE 047: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Investing in Children: What do we know? What should we do?
    Sheldon Danziger, Jane Waldfogel, February 2000
    Paper No' CASE 034: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Family Gap in Pay: Evidence from Seven Industrialised Countries
    Susan Harkness, Jane Waldfogel, December 1999
    Paper No' CASE 030: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Early Childhood Interventions and Outcomes (summarised in CASEreport 5, 'Persistent Poverty and Lifetime Inequality')
    Jane Waldfogel, February 1999
    Paper No' CASE 021: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Maternity Leave Policies and Women's Employment after Childbirth: Evidence from the United States, Britain and Japan
    Masahiro Abe, Yoshio Higuchi, Jane Waldfogel, January 1998
    Paper No' CASE 003: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • What do we expect Lone Mothers to do? Competing agendas for welfare reform in the United States
    Jane Waldfogel, October 1996
    Paper No' WSP 124:

  • The Wages of Motherhood: Better or Worse? Now published in Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol.23, No.5 (September 1999) pp.543-564
    Heather Joshi, Pierella Paci, Jane Waldfogel, July 1996
    Paper No' WSP 122:

  • The Decline of the Male Breadwinner: Changing Shares of Husbands' and Wives' Earnings in Family Income
    Stephen Machin, Jane Waldfogel,
    Paper No' WSP 103:

  • Women Working for Less: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Family Gap. (Version to be published in Oxford Economic Papers, vol.47 (October 1995).
    Jane Waldfogel,
    Paper No' WSP 093:

  • Evaluating the Pin Money Hypothesis: The relationship between women's labour market activity, family income and poverty in Britain
    Susan Harkness, Stephen Machin, Jane Waldfogel,
    Paper No' WSP 108: