Jane Waldfogel

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Jane Waldfogel FBA is an American social economist and the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children's and Youth Problems at Columbia University. Her research focuses on work-family policies, improving the measurement of poverty, and understanding social mobility across countries and child welfare. She has published studies about the impact of public policies on child and family well-being.[1][2][3][4][5]

Education and career[edit]

Waldfogel received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1976, her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1979, and her Ph.D. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1994.[6]

She was elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.[7]


  1. ^ "Jane Waldfogel". columbia.edu. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Researcher sees gradual movement on issue of paid parental leave". npr.org. June 19, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Giving every child a monthly check for an even start". The New York Times. October 19, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "The unlikely source helping families get paid leave". deseretnews.com. March 28, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "May 31, 2016". seattletimes.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jane Waldfogel Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  7. ^ "British Academy Fellowship reaches 1,000 as 42 new UK Fellows are welcomed". 16 Jul 2015.

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