Jane Waldfogel

Compton Foundation Centennial Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work, USA; Visiting Professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

About the author:

I am interested in the effects of public policies on child and family well-being. I am currently studying paid family and medical leave and other work-family policies, poverty measurement and anti-poverty policies, inequality in school readiness and achievement, and fragile families and child well-being.

What I want to achieve:

The overall goal of my research is to provide rigorous evidence to inform the development of better public policies to promote child and family well-being. This includes research within the US as well as comparative research.