No. 44 December 2004
Child Poverty and Welfare Reform: Stay the Course
About the Authors
June E. O'Neill is Wollman Professor of Economics at the Zicklin School of Business and director of the Center for the Study of Business and Government, Baruch College, CUNY. She also chairs the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Between 1995 and 1999, Dr. O’Neill was on leave from Baruch College, serving as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington. Dr. O’Neill received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. She was elected vice president of the American Economics Association in 1998. Her published research covers several areas, including wage differentials by race and gender, health insurance, budget policy, and Social Security. Her previous publications on welfare issues include Gaining Ground? Measuring the Impact of Welfare Reform on Welfare and Work and Gaining Ground, Moving Up (both with H.Anne Hill); Work and Welfare in Massachusetts: An Evaluation of the ET Program; Lessons for Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the AFDC Caseload and Past Welfare-to-Work Programs (with Dave M. O’Neill); and The Duration of Welfare Spells (with Laurie Bassi and Douglas Wolf).
Sanders Korenman is a professor in the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, CUNY, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served in the Clinton administration as Senior Economist for Labor, Welfare and Education on the Council of Economic Advisers. He was a member of the Board on Children, Youth and Families of National Academy of Sciences from 1998 to 2004, and has been a member of the full-time faculty of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as well as the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
The authors would like to thank Mei Liao for her expert research assistance and Eva Mattina for her help during the production of the report. The Bodman Foundation provided financial support, for which we are grateful.