Ron Haskins

Ron Haskins

Senior Fellow and Cabot Family Chair in Economic Studies, at the Brookings Institution, where he co-directs the Center on Children and Families, USA.

Research interests

My major interest has long been in learning how social science research can be applied to improving social policies, especially policies that affect children. In addition, I often study and write about preschool programs, post-secondary education, work, marriage, child support enforcement, child abuse and neglect, and economic mobility.

How might this research change lives?

I want my work to contribute to improved social policies for child development, especially as they increase the chances for children from low-income families to move up the income distribution.