The Future of Children: Fall 2007

The Next Generation of Antipoverty Policies

Ron Haskins, Isabel V. Sawhill
Release Date: September 15, 2007

A Brookings Institution Press and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University publication This semiannual journal provides research and analysis to promote effective policies and...

This semiannual journal provides research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children.

Contents include:

Toward a Mandatory Work Policy for Men, Lawrence Mead (New York University)

Rewarding the Work of Individuals: A Counterintuitive Approach to Reducing Poverty and Strengthening Families, Gordon L. Berlin (MDRC)

Reducing Nonmarital Births and Increasing Marriage to Reduce Poverty, Paul Amato (Pennsylvania State University) and Rebecca A. Maynard (University of Pennsylvania)

Next Steps for Federal Child Care Policy, Mark Greenberg (Center for American Progress)

Reducing Poverty through Preschool Interventions, Greg Duncan Northwestern University), Jens Ludwig (Georgetown University and Brookings), and Katherine Magnuson (University of Wisconsin)

Improving the Education of Children Living in Poverty, Richard Murnane (Harvard University)

Improving the Safety Net for Single Mothers Who Face Serious Barriers to Work, Rebecca Blank (University of Michigan)

A Health Plan to Reduce Poverty, Alan Weil (National Academy of State Health Policy)

Ron Haskins is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A former adviser to the President for welfare policy, he spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, first as welfare counsel to the Republican staff, then as the subcommittee's staff director. He is the author of Work over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (Brookings, 2006) and coeditor, with Rebecca Blank, of The New World of Welfare (Brookings, 2002). Isabel Sawhill is vice president and director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. She served as associate director of the Office of Management and Budget.