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