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  • Work over Welfareby Ron Haskins

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Work over Welfare tells the inside story of the legislation that ended "welfare as we know it." As a key staffer on the House Ways and Means Committee, author Ron Haskins was one of the architects of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. In this landmark book, he vividly portrays the political battles that produced the... more...

  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of sixspanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...

  • Creating an Opportunity Societyby Ron Haskins; Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    Americans believe economic opportunity is as fundamental a right as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. More concerned about a level playing field for all, they worry less about the growing income and wealth disparity in our country. Creating an Opportunity Society examines economic opportunity in the United States and explores how to... more...

  • Investing in Childrenby Ariel Kalil; Ron Haskins; Jenny Chesters

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries presents new research by leading scholars in Australia and the United States on economic factors that influence children's development and the respective social policies that the two nations have designed to boost human capital development. The volume is organized... more...

  • Child Protectionby Ron Haskins; Fred Wulczyn; Mary Bruce Webb

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) is the first nationally representative study of children who have been reported to authorities as suspected victims of abuse or neglect and the public programs that protect them. Child Protection is the first book that reports the results of NSCAW, interprets the findings, and puts them... more...

  • Welfare Reform and Beyondby Isabel V. Sawhill; R. Kent Weaver; Ron Haskins; Andrea Kane

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 24.99

    The Brookings Institution's Welfare Reform & Beyond Initiative was created to inform the critical policy debates surrounding the upcoming congressional reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and a number of related programs that were created or dramatically altered by the 1996 landmark welfare reform legislation.... more...

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