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Publications

View a list of publications for each of the following topics:
Child Care, Early Education and Head Start · Child Welfare and Child Abuse · Education · Elderly · Family Policy, Marriage, and Divorce · Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Assistance, and WIC · Health Care Policy · Income and Poverty · International and Cross-National Studies · Pay for Success, Pay for Results & SIBS · Program Evaluation · Social Policy · Teen Sex and Non-Marital Births · Welfare Reform

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Books, Monographs, and Papers

Rethinking Expanded WIC Eligibility and Enrollment [PDF], R Street Policy Study No. 76, December 2016
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
The Expansion of WIC Eligibility and Enrollment: Time to Re-Think Policies and Practices, [PDF], 2016 (Updating a 2009 report)
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Discouraging Marriage: The hidden cost of means-tested government benefits [PDF], The Weekly Standard, September 21, 2015
Douglas J. Besharov and Neil Gilbert
Marriage Penalties in the Modern Social-Welfare State [PDF], R Street Policy Study No. 40, September 2015
Douglas J. Besharov and Neil Gilbert
A Focus On Results [PDF], Accenture, September 2015
Gary Glickman and Douglas J. Besharov
Declining Labor Force Participation and the Expanding Social Safety Net [PDF], Index of Culture and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation, August 2015
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Reconceiving SNAP: Is Nutritional Assistance Really Income Support? [PDF], Research on Social Work Practice, June 15, 2015
Douglas J. Besharov
Recent Developments in Labor Activation in Denmark [PDF], December 5, 2013
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Recent Developments in Disability Policy in the Netherlands [PDF], November 26, 2013
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Recent Developments in Labor Activation in the United Kingdom [PDF], September 9, 2013
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Asian Social Protection in Comparative Perspective [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Fall 2013
Douglas J. Besharov and Karen J. Baehler
Teaching in Today’s Global Classroom: Policy Analysis in Cross-National Settings [PDF], Journal of Public Affairs Education, Summer 2013
Douglas J. Besharov and Jennifer Oser
Trends in Migration and Migration Policy [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Summer 2013
Douglas J. Besharov, Mark H. Lopez, and Melissa Siegel
Labor Activation in a Time of High Unemployment: Lesson from Abroad [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Spring 2013
Douglas J. Besharov, Douglas M. Call, and Stefano Scarpetto
Improving the Quality of Public Services: A Multinational Conference on Public Management [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Winter 2013
Douglas J. Besharov, Alexey Barabashev, Karen J. Baehler, and Jacob Alex Klerman
Social Impact Bonds: What’s the buzz about? [PDF], May 11, 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli, and Kristina Costa
Inside a Social Impact Bond Agreement-Exploring the Contract Challenges of a New Social Finance Mechanism [PDF], May 3, 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli, and Kristina Costa
Defining Terms in a Social Impact Bond Agreement [PDF], May 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli, and Kristina Costa
Social Impact Bonds and Government Contracting [PDF], May 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli, and Kristina Costa
Fact Sheet: Social Impact Bonds-A Brief Introduction to a New Financing Tool for Social Programs [PDF], April 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli, and Kristina Costa
Social Impact Bonds 101 [PDF], March 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli and Kristina Costa
What Are Social Impact Bonds? [PDF], March 2012
Douglas J. Besharov, Jitinder Kohli, and Kristina Costa
‘Pay-for-Success’ Bonds Gain Adherents [PDF], February 2012
Douglas J. Besharov and Jitinder Kohli
Welfare States Amid Economic Turmoil: Adjusting Work-oriented Policy [PDF], Policy & Politics, 2011
Neil Gilbert and Douglas J. Besharov
The Global Budget Race [PDF], Autumn 2010
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
JPAM Classics: Poverty, Welfare, and Public Policy - Introduction [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, October 8, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Income Transfers Alone Won’t Eradicate Poverty [PDF], The Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Lessons from the 2008–2009 Recession: Response to Plotnick [PDF], The Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Presidential Address — From the Great Society to Continuous Improvement Government: Shifting From “Does It Work?” to “What Would Make It Better?” [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 28, No. 2, March 2009
Douglas J. Besharov
The New Kindergarten: The case for universal pre-kindergarten isn't as strong as it seems [PDF], Wilson Quarterly (Fall 2008)
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Forum: Preschool Puzzle: As State after State Expands Pre-K Schooling, Questions Remain [PDF], Education Next 8, no. 4 (Fall 2008)
Douglas J. Besharov and Craig Ramey
From the Great Society to Continuous Improvement Government: The Hopes of an Impatient Incrementalist [PDF], November 7, 2008
Douglas J. Besharov
Two Cheers for American Welfare Reform -- Lessons Learned, Questions Raised, Next Steps [PDF], Policy Exchange (2008)
Douglas J. Besharov
The New Kindergarten: The case for universal pre-kindergarten isn't as strong as it seems [PDF], Wilson Quarterly (Fall 2008)
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Forum: Preschool Puzzle: As State after State Expands Pre-K Schooling, Questions Remain [PDF], Education Next 8, no. 4 (Fall 2008)
Douglas J. Besharov and Craig Ramey
Social Welfare Conservatism, AEI On the Issues, January 2008
Douglas J. Besharov
Poverty Update: The Long-Term Story behind the New Numbers [PDF], AEI On the Issues, September 27, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov
Nonpoor Children in Head Start: Explanations and Implications [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26, no. 3 (October 2007)
Douglas J. Besharov and Jeffrey S. Morrow
Federal and State Child Care and Early Education Expenditures (1997-2005): Child Care Spending Falls as Pre-K Spending Rises [PDF], September 4, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov, Caeli A. Higney, and Justus A. Myers
Cost Per Child for Early Childhood Education and Care: Comparing Head Start, CCDF Child Care, and Prekindergarten/Preschool Programs (2003/2004) [PDF], August 31, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov, Justus A. Myers, and Jeffrey S. Morrow
Giving Head Start a Fresh Start [PDF], June 29, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Head Start: Mend It, Don't Expand it [PDF], April 19, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Head Start: Reply to Barnett and Currie [PDF], April 19, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Learning from Abroad: A Center for the International Exchange of Policy Information [PDF], January 2007
Douglas J. Besharov
Rethinking Child Care Research, Evaluation Review 30, no. 5 (2006)
Douglas J. Besharov and Jeffrey S. Morrow, eds.
Beyond the Safety Net: A Brief Review Forty Years after the War on Poverty [PDF], November 3, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
Two Cheers for Welfare Reform, AEI On the Issues, August 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
Federal and State Child Care Expenditures (1997-2004): Rapid Growth Followed by Steady Spending [PDF], June 9, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Child Care Data in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP): Inaccuracies and Corrections [PDF], June 5, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov, Jeffrey S. Morrow, and Anne Fengyan Shi
The Role of Career and Technical Education: Implications for Federal Policy [PDF],
Marie Cohen and Douglas J. Besharov
Head Start's Broken Promise [PDF], AEI On the Issues, October 2005
Douglas J. Besharov
Federal and State Child Care Expenditures (1997-2003): Rapid Growth Followed by Steady Spending [PDF], August 2005
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Full-Engagement Welfare in New York City: Lessons for TANF's Participation Requirements [PDF], August 2004
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Toughening TANF [PDF], March 2004
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Family Well-Being After Welfare Reform, June 2003
Douglas J. Besharov, Ed.
Creating a Market Place for Social Welfare Services [PDF], December 12, 2003
Douglas J. Besharov
The Past and Future of Welfare Reform, Public Interest, Winter 2003
Douglas J. Besharov
Leaving Welfare Without Working: How do mothers do it? And what are the implications? [PDF] February 2002
Douglas J. Besharov
Mandatory Work-Related Activities for Welfare Recipients: The Next Step in Welfare Reform [PDF], October 2001
Marie Cohen
Data Needs for Measuring Family and Fertility Change After Welfare Reform, June 2001
Douglas J. Besharov, ed., William D. Mosher, Joyce C. Abma, Stephanie J. Ventura, and Stanley K. Henshaw
Rethinking WIC: An Evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program, January 2001
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Child Care after Welfare Reform [PDF], 2001
Douglas J. Besharov and Nazanin Samari
Four Evaluations of Welfare Reform: What Will Be Learned, 2001
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis, ed., Peter H. Rossi
Welfare Reform: Four Years Later, Public Interest, Summer 2000
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Is WIC as good as they say? Public Interest, Winter 1999
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Making Food Stamps Part of Welfare Reform [PDF], Policy & Practice, June 1999
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Debating WIC, Public Interest, Spring 1999
Leighton Ku, Douglas J. Besharov, and Peter Germanis
Preventing Youthful Disconnectedness [PDF], 1998
Douglas J. Besharov and Karen N. Gardiner
Feeding the Poor (Book Summary), December 1998
Peter H. Rossi
Preventing Subsequent Births to Welfare Mothers, February 1998
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis, ed.
Social Welfare's Twin Dilemmas: "Universalism vs. Targeting" and "Support vs. Dependency" [PDF], January 1998
Douglas J. Besharov
Evaluating Welfare Reform: A Guide for Scholars and Practitioners, 1997 (PDF Version)
Douglas J. Besharov, Peter Germanis, and Peter H. Rossi
Good Parents Not Money [PDF], The Public Interest, Fall 1997
Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez
The Politics of Child Abuse in America (book review), [PDF], American Political Science Review, March 1997
Douglas J. Besharov and Jacob W. Dembosky
Don't Call It Child Abuse If It's Really Poverty [PDF], Journal of Children and Poverty, Win-Spr, 1997
Douglas J. Besharov and Lisa A. Laumann
Sex Education and Abstinence: Programs, Research, and Evaluation, January 1, 1997
Douglas J. Besharov et al.
Health Related Welfare Rules [PDF], November 1996
Douglas J. Besharov, Kristina Tanasichuk White, and Mark B. Coggeshall
Welfare Reform and Marriage [PDF], The Public Interest, Fall 1996
Douglas J. Besharov and Timothy S. Sullivan
One Flash: America Is Experiencing an Unprecedented Increase in Black-White Intermarriage [PDF], The New Democrat, July/August 1996
Douglas J. Besharov and Timothy S. Sullivan
Poverty, Welfare Dependency, and the Underclass [PDF], 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
The Children of Crack: A Status Report [PDF], Public Welfare, Winter 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Using Work to Reform Welfare [PDF], Public Welfare, Summer 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
On the Reform of Welfare with Continued Dependency [PDF], Jobs & Capital, Winter 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Broken Family Values (book review) [PDF], The Washington Post, January 15, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
The Moral Voice of Welfare Reform [PDF], 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
A Moral Choice: Would Norplant Simply Stop Unwanted Pregnancies -- or Increase Destructive Teen Sex? [PDF], National Review, August 9, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
The Moral Dimensions of Charity [PDF], Alternatives in Philanthropy, May 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned, October 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
Recognizing Child Abuse: The Trainer's Manual, 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
Crack and Kids [PDF], Society, July/August, 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
Gaining Control over Child Abuse Reports: Public Agencies Must Address Both Underreporting and Overreporting [PDF], Public Welfare, Spring, 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
The Children of Crack: Will We Protect Them? [PDF], Public Welfare, Fall, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Not All Female-Headed Families Are Created Equal [PDF], May 1987
Douglas J. Besharov and Alison J. Quin
Child Abuse: Arrest and Prosecution Decision-Making [PDF], American Criminal Law Review, Fall, 1986
Douglas J. Besharov


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Op-Eds

The Right Kind of Hand Up [PDF], The Washington Post, November 19, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov
The Rio Grande Rises [PDF], The New York Times, October 1, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov
Two Cheers for Welfare Reform, AEI On the Issues, August 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
End Welfare Lite as We Know It, New York Times, August 15, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
Poor America, Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
Head Start's Broken Promise, AEI On the Issues, October 2005
Douglas J. Besharov
Broken Yardstick [PDF], The New York Times, September 9, 2005
Nicholas Eberstadt
There's More Welfare to Reform, The New York Times, March 6, 2004
Douglas J. Besharov
We're Feeding the Poor as If They're Starving, The Washington Post, December 8, 2002, p. B1.
Douglas J. Besharov
Welfare Rolls: On the Rise Again, The Washington Post, July 16, 2002
Douglas J. Besharov
The New Retirement: Getting Old Ain't What It Used to Be, The Washington Post, August 1, 1999
Douglas J. Besharov and Keith W. Smith
Asking More From Matrimony, The New York Times, July 14, 1999
Douglas J. Besharov
The Other Wisconsin Miracle: How Wisconsin foundations are helping create a responsive market for child care [PDF], Philanthrophy Magazine, May/June 1999
Douglas J. Besharov and Nazanin Samari
Hard to Swallow: The Scandal in the School Lunch Program Isn't About Pizza, The Washington Post, March 28, 1999
Douglas J. Besharov
Beware The Real Agenda, The New York Times, August 5, 1997
Douglas J. Besharov
Clinton Undermines Welfare Reform--With GOP Help [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 1997
Douglas J. Besharov
Tightening the Welfare Noose, The New York Times, January 15, 1997
Douglas J. Besharov
Children Deserve Chance to Live; The System Won't Accept the Uncomfortable Truth: Some Parents Are Beyond the Help of Treatment Programs, The Orlando Sentinel, December 22, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
When Home is Hell: We Are Too Reluctant to Take Children From Bad Parents, The Washington Post, December 1, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
How to Help Welfare Mothers, The New York Times, November 13, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Inner City Blues, The Washington Post, October 13, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Abuse: Threat or Menace?, Slate, October 3, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov and Jacob W. Dembosky
Shaping the Debate on Welfare Reform, The Washington Post, August 11, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
A Look at Integration: The Interracial Generation: From Mixed Marriages, the Offspring of Hope [PDF], The Washington Post, July 21, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Waivers Change the Face of Welfare [PDF], The Los Angeles Times, June 20, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Ignoring the Danger Signs of Child Abuse, Newsday, April 21, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Welfare: An Albatross for Young Mothers [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
First Lady Knows Best, The Washington Post, January 28, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
How To Save Children, The New York Times, January 13, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
What about the Poor: the Hope of a New Approach [PDF], The Washington Post, December 3, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
A Monster of His Own Creation, The Washington Post, Novemer 2, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Don't Expect Miracles; But a Few Rules Would Go a Long Way Toward Fixing the Welfare Mess, The Washington Post, July 23, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
The Welfare Balloon: Squeeze Hard on One Side and the Other Side Will Just Expand, The Washington Post, June 11, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
The Contraceptive Gap: Millions for Cosmetics, Pennies for Better Birth Control [PDF], The Washington Post, March 12, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Orphanages Aren't Real Issue [PDF], The Plano Star Courier, January 29, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Trapped in the Day-Care Maze [PDF], The Washington Post, December 11, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Do We Have to Give Up?: No. We Know How to Get Smart About IQ, The Washington Post, October 23, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
The Tightrope of Abuse Reporting [PDF], The Times Educational Supplement, June 3, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Life Is Not Just a Bowl of Condoms, The Washington Post, May 1, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Orphanages Aren't Welfare Reform [PDF], The New York Times, January 20, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Escaping the Dole: For Young Unwed Mothers, Welfare Reform Alone Can’t Make Work Pay [PDF], The Washington Post, December 12, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
The Veto Option: Will Bill Get Bushwhacked on the Budget? [PDF] The Washington Post, October 3, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
Pricing Health Care: Biggest "Sponger" of Health Care? Government Itself [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
Welfare As We Don't Know It, The Washington Post, July 4, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
Fresh Start: What Works in Head Start? [PDF] The New Republic, June 14, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
It's Time for Common Sense on Using Norplant [PDF], The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
Teen Sex: Truth and Consequences, The Orlando Sentinel, February 21, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov and Karen N. Gardiner
The Perverse Federal Incentive for Welfare Cuts, Governing, February 1993
Douglas J. Besharov and Karen Baehler
That Other Clinton Promise -- Ending "Welfare as We Know It" [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
A Good Beginning [PDF], The Washington Post, November 1, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Beyond Murphy Brown: We're Ignorning the Fact that All Single Mothers Aren't Alike, The Washington Post, September 27, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Improving child protective services: how to expand and implement the consensus, Children Today, March 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Why Head Start Needs a Re-start: Poverty, Violence Threaten the Gains [PDF], The Washington Post, February 2, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
New Directions for Head Start [PDF], The World & I, January 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Cautions for the New Paternalism, The Washington Post, January 5, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Unemployment Issues Go Beyond Race [PDF], The New York Times, December 14, 1991
Douglas J. Besharov
Operation Domestic Storm: Military Strategies for the Domestic Front [PDF], Virginia Town and City, June 1991
Douglas J. Besharov
Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Pregnant Crack Users Act as Child Abusers, The National Law Journal, March 4, 1991
Douglas J. Besharov
Lessons from the McMartin Case, The Christian Science Monitor, February 9, 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
The Tragedy of Child Abuse: We all share the blame for the death of Bradley McGee, The St. Petersburg Times, September 3, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Let's Give Crack Babies a Way Out Of Addict Families, Newsday, September 3, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Get the Message Out: Crack and Pregnancy Don't Mix [PDF], The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 20, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Crack Babies: The Worst Threat is Mom Herself, The Washington Post, August 6, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Care Credit is Test of Bush's "Kindness", The Los Angeles Times, November 11, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi
The Politics of Day-Care: We're About to Spend Billions on a Dubious Middle Class "Crisis", The Washington Post, August 6, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Care Subsidies: Mostly for the Middle Class, The Washington Post, May 2, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi
The ABCs of Child-Care Politics [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov
Make It a Crime to Spread AIDS: Counseling Isn't Enough for Reckless or Deliberate Infectors [PDF], The Washington Post, October 18, 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
Unwed Moms Are White, Too: Once Again the Conventional Wisdom Has It Wrong [PDF], The Washington Post, May 3, 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
One Policy for Working Moms Won't Fit All [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
Go Slow on Welfare Reform [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
Put Politics Aside and Help the "Head Start" Program, The New York Times, December 28, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov and Terry W. Hartle
Return the Family to 1954 [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov
Overreach of the Guardian State [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 1984
Douglas J. Besharov
To Protect the Abused [PDF], The New York Times, April 2, 1980
Douglas J. Besharov


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Conference Papers

Measuring Poverty after Katrina, American Enterprise Institute Press Briefing, August 28, 2006
Measuring Poverty after Katrina
Douglas J. Besharov
Material Deprivation in Modern America: Looking beyond the "Poverty Rate"
Nicholas Eberstadt
Welfare Reform Two Years Later, July 30, 1998
Welfare Reform: Two Years Later (Notes)
Douglas J. Besharov
Remarks.
Lawrence Mead
Pregnancy Prevention and Welfare Reform, June 5, 1998
Opening Remarks
Douglas J. Besharov
Parents and Teens on Love, Sex, and Relationships: Research, Parents Tips, and Polling Data [PDF]
Sarah Brown
Repeat Pregnancy for Those Not Pregnant at Program Entry
Marva Hammons
Is There a Link Between Welfare Reform and Teen Pregnancy?
Richard Nathan
Understanding the Rise in Illegitimacy (Slides. Tables.)
Robert Rector
Teenage Sexuality and Contraceptive Use, May 1, 1998
Teenage Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use: An Update. (PDF Version. Slides.)
Joyce Abma and Freya Sonenstein
Trends in Teen Sexual Behavior: Are They Real?.
Christine Bachrach
Trends in Teen Sexual Behavior [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Karen Gardiner
Teens in Crisis: A Comprehensive Strategy to Protect Adolescent Health [PDF], (Slides)
Kate Michelman
Teenage Sexuality and Contraceptive Use: An Update
Tom Smith
Possible Explanations for Changes in Teenage Sexual Behavior [PDF]
Pat Funderburk Ware
Child Care and Welfare Reform, April 3, 1998
Child Care Falling Short for Low-Income and Working Families. (Talking Points)
Helen Blank
Child Care and Welfare Reform.
The Hon. Larry E. Craig
Managed Day Care Makes Its Debut

Head Start and Welfare Reform [PDF]
Wade F. Horn
Spending on Early Childhood Care Programs and Research: An Analysis of Federal Departments, State Governments, and Foundations [PDF]
Pamela Jones, Christine Ross, and Stuart Kerachsky
State Efforts to Expand Child Care Programs (GAO Report - PDF. Slides.)
Mark Nadel
Child Care and Welfare Reform: The Wisconsin Experience. (Remarks. PDF Slides: 1-3, 4, 5, 6.)
John Weicher
Preventing Second Births to Teenage Mothers: Demonstration Findings, March 6, 1998
The Role of Psychological Factors
Marilyn Benoit
Opening Remarks (PDF Slides)
Douglas J. Besharov
Can Intervention Programs Prevent Subsequent Births to Teenage Mothers?
Lorraine Klerman
Research on Teen Parent Programs [PDF]
Rebecca Maynard
Repeat Teen Births (PDF Slides)
Kristin Moore
Prenatal and Infancy Home Visitation by Nurses: A Program of Research (Slides.)
David Olds
Welfare Reform: What Happens After Time Limits, Sanctions, and Diversions?, February 6, 1998
Time Limiting Welfare: Lessons from the States
Judith Gueron
The New Welfare: Diversions, Sanctions, Time Limits
Lawrence M. Mead
Keynote Remarks
The Hon. Donna Shalala
Florida's Work and Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency (WAGES) Program [PDF]
Don Winstead
Abstinence Education Grants and Welfare Reform, June 6, 1997
Trends in Sexual Activity and Abstinence Among U.S. Men and Women (PDF Slides)
Christine Bachrach
Abstinence Education Grants Under Welfare Reform
David Bellis
Making Abstinence Work
Elayne Bennett
Using Abstinence Funding (Survey Appendix)
Sarah Brown
What Do We Know About Abstinence Programs?
Barbara Devaney
Abstinence Education Under Welfare Reform (Appendix A Appendix B Table 1)
Ron Haskins and Carol Statuto Bevan
Abstinence Education Grants
Jodie Levin-Epstein
Programs and Approaches
Pat Funderburk Ware


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Reconsidering the Federal Poverty Measure Seminar

Seminar 1:  A Mismatch Between the Official Poverty Count and Other Social Welfare Indicators? July 20, 2004

Reconsidering the Federal Poverty Measure [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 1 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green, with John Iceland
Seminar 2:  Measuring the Material Well-Being of Poor Children, September 14, 2004

Can We Fix the Federal Poverty Measure So It Provides Reliable Information about Changes in Children's Living Conditions? [PDF]
Christopher Jencks, Susan E. Mayer, and Joseph Swingle
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 2 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green
Seminar 3:  Poverty by Definition of Income, October 12, 2004

Towards Decisions on a Pre-transfer Poverty Measure [PDF]
Charles Murray
Income Data Quality Issues in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey [PDF]
Daniel H. Weinberg
Reductions in Poverty in the 1990s Significantly Greater Than Official Estimates Suggest [PDF]
Joint Economic Committee Democrats, Economic Policy Brief
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 3 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green
Seminar 4:  Consumer Expenditures, Consumption, and Poverty Measurement, November 18, 2004

Measuring Consumption and Consumption Poverty: Possibilities and Issues [PDF]
David S. Johnson
The Household Arrangements of Hispanics [PDF]
Roberto Suro
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 4 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green
Seminar 5:  The Poverty Thresholds: What Additional Forms of Income Can Be Counted Using the Current Thresholds? And, Under What Conditions Should the Thresholds Be Changed? January 11, 2005

Measuring Poverty: Income Thresholds and Resource Measures [PDF]
Timothy Smeeding
Measuring Poverty: What Should be Counted Where? [PDF]
Patricia Ruggles
Misclassification in an experimental poverty measure [PDF]
Richard Bavier
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 5 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green
Seminar 6:  Indicators of Deprivation and Well-Being in Modern America, March 8, 2005

Indicators of Deprivation and Well-Being in Modern America [Power Point]
Nicholas Eberstadt
Poverty and Health [Power Point]
Jennifer Madans, Kimberly Lochner, and Diane Makuc
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 6 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green
Seminar 7:  Alternative Measures of Income Poverty and the Anti-Poverty Effects of Taxes and Transfers, May 10, 2005

Tonight's Discussion [Power Point]
Douglas J. Besharov
Alternative Measures of Income Poverty and the Anti-poverty Effects of Taxes and Transfers (presentation) [Power Point]
Daniel H. Weinberg
Alternative Measures of Income Poverty and the Anti-poverty Effects of Taxes and Transfers [PDF]
Daniel H. Weinberg

Supplemental Tables - Part 1 - Part 2 [PDF]
Retooling the Poverty Measure [PDF]
Robert D. Reischauer
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 7 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green


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Testimony

Testimony on Labor Activation European Practices, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on SNAP, House Committee on Agriculture, February 25, 2015 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on the War on Poverty, U.S. Congress, House Committee on The Budget, July 31, 2013 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Labor Activation in the OECD, U.S. Congress, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, February 28, 2013 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on SSI Financial Requirements , U.S. Congress, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Ways and Means, July 25, 2012 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on TANF, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, September 8, 2011 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony of Douglas J. Besharov before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, April 7, 2011 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Measuring Poverty in America, U.S. Congress, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, August 1, 2007 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Early Care and Education, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, June 27, 2007 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on The Economic Stagnation of the Black Middle Class, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, July 15, 2005 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Expanding the African-American Middle Class: Improving Labor Market Outcomes, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, July 15, 2005 [PDF]
Harry J. Holzer
Testimony on Growing Overweight and Obesity in America: The Potential Role of Federal Nutrition Programs, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, April 3, 2003 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on State Implementation of Work Requirements Under Welfare Reform, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, March 7, 2002 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Federal Child Care Funding, House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, February 27, 2002 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Early Childhood Programs and Their Impacts on Low-income Children and Families, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and Families, April 11, 2000 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on the Effects of Welfare Reform, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, May 27, 1999
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Unmarried Mothers and Welfare Reform, Senate Committee on Finance, March 14, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on the Federal Child Care Programs, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Children and Families Subcommittee, February 16, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on the Future of Family Programs, House Committee on Ways and Means, January 17, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on the Future of Family Programs, House Committee on Ways and Means, January 17, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov


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