Archives for April 2011

Paul Krugman
Apr 29, 2011 | Lecture Series

Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008 and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University presented the 2010 LIS Summer lecture:
“Inequality and Crises: Coincidence or Causality?

Lawrence Mishel
Apr 29, 2011 | Lecture Series

President of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI – Washington D.C.), Lawrence Mishel presented the 2009 LIS Summer Lecture:
Waging Inequality in America

Tim Smeeding
Apr 11, 2011 | LIS Directors Emeriti

Founder and Director Emeritus

Sample Visiting Scholar
Apr 05, 2011 | Visiting Scholars

Some details about visiting scholar

Lee Rainwater
Apr 05, 2011 | LIS Directors Emeriti

Founder and Research Director Emeritus

The Canberra Group – Expert Group on Household Income Statistics Final Report and Recommendations
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Child Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations: What Do We Know?
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in ‘rich’ countries live in families so poor that their health and well-being are at risk. The main themes addressed are: the extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nations; outcomes for […]

Poor Kids in a Rich Country – America’s Children in Comparative Perspective
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract In Poor Kids in a Rich Country, Lee Rainwater and Timothy Smeeding ask what it means to be poor in a prosperous nation – especially for any country’s most vulnerable citizens, its children. In comparing the situation of American children in low-income families with their counterparts in 14 other countries—including Western Europe, Australia, […]

Families that Work – Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract Parents around the world grapple with the common challenge of balancing work and child care. Despite common problems, the industrialized nations have developed dramatically different social and labor market policies—policies that vary widely in the level of support they provide for parents and the extent to which they encourage an equal division of […]

The Future of the Family
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract High rates of divorce, single-parenthood, and nonmarital cohabitation are forcing Americans to reexamine their definition of family. This evolving social reality requires public policy to evolve as well. The Future of the Family brings together the top scholars of family policy—headlined by editors Lee Rainwater, Tim Smeeding, and, in his last published work, […]