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Sara McLanahan
Director, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing
Ph.D. 1979, University of Texas, Sociology. William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research; Founder and Director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing; Director of the Education Research Section (ERS). Interests: child development, child wellbeing, parenting, education, poverty, and family and community influences on the development of young children. Editor-in-Chief of The Future of Children, Principal Investigator on the Fragile Families Study, and Project Organizer of the Princeton Global Network on Child Migration.

 

 

Alicia Adsera

Alicia Adsera
Ph.D. 1996, Boston University, Economics. Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Project Organizer of the Princeton Global Network on Child Migration. Interests: fertility and household formation, migration and international political economy.

 

 

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Ph.D. 1975, University of Pennsylvania, Developmental Psychology. Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor in Child Development and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University;  Director, Center for Children and Families. Interests: child development, parenting and poverty.  The Future of Children Advisory Board; Principal Investigator on Child Care & Parental Employment in Fragile Families.

 

 

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Sharon Bzostek
Ph.D. 2009, Princeton University, Sociology. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University. Affiliate, Institute of Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. Interests: child well-being, family demography, health, and poverty.

   

Anne Case

Anne Case
Ph.D. 1988, Princeton University, Economics. Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Interim Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing; Director of Research Program in Development Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.  Interests: microeconomic foundations of development, health economics and public finance labor economics.  Principal Investigator of Poverty, Inequality, and Health.

   
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Janet Currie
Ph.D. 1988, Princeton University, Economics. Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being; Co-Investigator of the Fragile Families Study and contributor to The Future of Children. Interests: health and well-being of children, early intervention programs, public housing, and food and nutrition programs.

 

 

Michelle DeKlyen

Michelle DeKlyen
Ph.D. 1992, University of Washington, Child Clinical Psychology. Research Associate, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Office of Population Research, Princeton University.  Interests:  child development, early child behavior disorders, child learning disabilities. Principal Investigator on the Fragile Families in Urban Essex Study.

 

 

Elisabeth Donahue

Elisabeth Donahue
J.D. 1993, Georgetown University Law Center.  Associate Dean for Public and External Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Interests: poverty, social policy financing and children's policy.

 

 

Kathryn Edin
Ph.D. 1991 Northwestern University, Sociology. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University. Interests: poverty/social inequality, family/gender, public policy.

 

 

Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

Patricia Fernández-Kelly
Ph.D. 1981, Rutgers University, Sociology. Senior Lecturer in Sociology; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.  Interests: international economic development, industrial restructuring, gender/class/ethnicity, migration/global economy, women/ethnic minorities in the labor force.

   

Irwin Garfinkel

Irwin Garfinkel
Ph.D. 1970, University of Michigan, Social Work and Economics. Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems, Columbia School of Social Work; Director, Columbia Population Research Center. Interests:  social policy and the welfare state, poverty and inequality, single parent families, child support.  Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Advisory Board and Principal Investigator on the Fragile Families Study.

 

 

Ana Maria Goldani

Ana Maria Goldani
Ph.D. 1989, University of Texas-Austin, Sociology.  Associate Research Scholar, Office of Population Research, Princeton University; Associate Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of California Los Angeles. Interests: family, demography, sex and gender.

 

 

Jean Grossman

Jean Grossman
Ph.D. 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics. Lecturer of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Research Associate, Office of Population Research, Princeton University. Interests: evaluation design, employment and training, welfare. The Future of Children Advisory Board.

   
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Kristen Harknett
Ph.D. 2002, Princeton University, Sociology and Demography. Associate Professor of Sociology, the University of Pennsylvania. Interests: social demography, economic underpinnings of marriage decisions, racial and ethnic patterns of family formation, assortative mating, family structure and child wellbeing, social policies, social networks, and poverty.

 

 

Angel Harris

Angel Harris
Ph.D. 2005, University of Michigan, Public Policy and Sociology. Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research, Princeton University. Interests: social psychology, sociology of education, survey research methods, race and ethnicity, quantitative data analysis and public policy analysis.

 

 

Ron Haskins
Ph.D. 1975, University of North Carolina, Developmental Psychology. Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program, Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. Interests:  child abuse, child care, child support enforcement, welfare reform. CRCW Advisory Board and Senior Editor of The Future of Children.

 

 

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John Hobcraft
Professor of Social Policy and Demography at the University of York, Social Policy and Social Work. Interests: fertility and reproduction, infant and child mortality, and union formation and dissolution and the consequences of these for policy and population change.

 

 

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Margot Jackson
Ph.D. 2007, University of California Los Angeles, Sociology. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brown University. Interests: social stratification and health with an emphasis on inequality among children and families; life cycle and intergenerational aspects of the relatonship between social circumstances and health.

 

 

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Kathleen Kiernan
Professor of Social Policy and Demography and Chair of the Departmental Research Committee at the University of York, Social Policy and Social Work. Interests: poverty, parenting, and childhood outcomes; ethnic gaps and gradients in child outcomes; comparative analysis of unmarried parenthood and child outcomes in the US and the UK.

 

 

Douglas Massey

Douglas Massey
Ph.D. 1978, Princeton University, Sociology. Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Interests: demography, urban sociology, race and ethnicity, international migration, Latin American society, particularly Mexico.

 

 

Daniel Notterman

Daniel Notterman
M.A. 1977, Tufts University, M.D. 1978 New York University School of Medicine. Associate Vice President for Research and Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Co-Principal Investigator on the Fragile Families Study.

 

 

Devah Pager

Devah Pager, Executive Committee
Ph.D. 2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology. Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Interests: racial stratification, labor markets and the criminal justice system.

 

 

Alejandro Portes

Alejandro Portes
Ph. D. 1970, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology.  Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, Princeton University. Interests: immigration, economic sociology, comparative development, Third World urbanization.

 

 

Hillard Pouncy

Hillard Pouncy
Ph.D. 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Political Science. Visiting Lecturer of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University. Interests: family support, U.S. labor market, education, economic and social mobility.

 

 

Cecilia Rouse, Executive Committee
Ph.D. 1992, Harvard University, Economics. Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Interests: labor economics with a particular focus on the economics of education. Senior Editor of The Future of Children.

 

 

Isabel Sawhill
Ph.D. 1968, New York University, Economics. Cabot Family Chair, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies, and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution. Interests: education, federal budget, poverty and inequality, social welfare policy, teen pregnancy. Senior Editor of The Future of Children.

 

 

Paul Starr

Paul Starr
Ph.D. 1978, Harvard University, Sociology. Professor of Sociology and Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Interests: American society, politics, domestic and foreign policy. Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Advisory Board.

 

 

Marta Tienda

Marta Tienda, Executive Committee
Ph.D. 1977, University of Texas, Sociology. Maurice P. During ’22 Professor in Demographic Studies; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Project Organizer of the Princeton Global Network on Child Migration. Interests: population and development, youth employment and labor market dynamics, race and ethnic stratification, access to higher education.

 

 

Jane Waldfogel
Ph.D. 1994, Harvard University, Public Policy. Compton Foundation Centennial Professor for the Prevention of Children and Youth Problems, Columbia University School of Social Work; Co-Investigator for the Fragile Families Study. Interests: impact of public policies on child and family well-being.

 

 

Viviana Zelizer

Viviana Zelizer
Ph.D. 1977, Columbia University, Sociology. Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology, Princeton University. Interests: economic processes, American social history and childhood.

 

 

 

 
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