Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs
Jane Waldfogel is a professor of social work and public affairs at Columbia University’s Columbia School of Social Work and a visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. She has written extensively on the impact of public policies on child and family well-being. Her books include: Britain’s War on Poverty (Russell Sage Foundation, 2010); Steady Gains and Stalled Progress and Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap (Russell Sage Foundation, 2008); What Children Need (Harvard University Press, 2006); Securing the Future: Investing in Children from Birth to College (Russell Sage Foundation, 2000); and The Future of Child Protection: How to Break the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect (Harvard University Press, 1998). Her current research includes studies of work-family policies, improving the measurement of poverty, and understanding social mobility across countries. Waldfogel holds a B.A. in psychology and social relations from Radcliffe College, an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- 2016, Understanding employer provision of paid parental leave in NY, CT, and PA, $73,000
- 2019, Understanding the effects of California’s paid family and medical leave law on inequality in labor market outcomes for older adults, $90,100
- 2020, Access to Paid Leave during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Evidence from NYC, $28,000