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Professor Jane Waldfogel FBA

The impact of public policies on poverty, inequality, and child and family well-being, both within and across countries
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About this Fellow

Jane Waldfogel is Compton Foundation Centennial Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, and Visiting Professor at London School of Economics. Waldfogel received her Ph.D. in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1994. She has written extensively on the impact of public policies on poverty, inequality, and child and family well-being. Her books include: Too Many Children Left Behind: The U.S. Achievement Gap in Comparative Perspective; Britain's War on Poverty; Steady Gains and Stalled Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap; What Children Need; Securing the Future: Investing in Children from Birth to College; and The Future of Child Protection. She is also the author of over 100 articles and book chapters. Her current research includes studies of paid parental leave, improving the measurement of poverty, and inequality in school readiness and achievement.

Appointments

Current post

  • Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work; Visiting Professor, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics

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