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The Future of Children

Vol. 15 (2005) through current issue

The Future of Children is a biannual publication of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution. It seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.

Published by: Princeton University


E-ISSN: 1550-1558
Print ISSN: 1054-8289

Editorial Board

Volume 24, Research Report, Fall 2014

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan
Princeton University
Director, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editors

Janet M. Currie
Princeton University
Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, and Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Ron Haskins
Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Cecilia Elena Rouse
Princeton University
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Katzman-Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Isabel Sawhill
Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Associate Editor

Kris McDonald
Princeton University

Managing Editor

Jon Wallace
Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers
Princeton University
Acting Director, Education Research Section

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh
Brookings Institution

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy
Princeton University

Administrator

Tracy Menrone
Princeton University

Volume 24, Number 1, Spring 2014

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan
Princeton University
Director, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editors

Janet M. Currie
Princeton University
Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, and Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Ron Haskins
Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Cecilia Elena Rouse
Princeton University
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Katzman-Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Isabel Sawhill
Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Associate Editor

Kris McDonald
Princeton University

Managing Editor

Jon Wallace
Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers
Princeton University
Acting Director, Education Research Section

Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie Cencula
Brookings Institution

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy
Princeton University

Administrator

Tracy Menrone
Princeton University

Volume 23, Number 2, Fall 2013

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan
Princeton University
Director, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editors

Janet M. Currie
Princeton University
Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, and Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Ron Haskins
Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Cecilia Elena Rouse
Princeton University
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Katzman-Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Isabel Sawhill
Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Associate Editor

Kris McDonald
Princeton University

Managing Editor

Jon Wallace
Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers
Princeton University
Acting Director, Education Research Section

Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie Cencula
Brookings Institution

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy
Princeton University

Administrator

Tracy Menrone
Princeton University

Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2013

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Research Specialist

Melanie Wright, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2012

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Research Specialist

Melanie Wright, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2012

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Research Specialist

Melanie Wright, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2011

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Research Specialist

Melanie Wright, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2011

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Research Specialist

Melanie Wright, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 20, Number 2, Fall 2010

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Research Specialist

Melanie Wright, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2010

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 19, Number 2, Fall 2009

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Executive Director

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Program Manager

Kris Emerson, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Lisa Markham-Pithers, Princeton University

Outreach Director

Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

Communications Coordinator

Regina Leidy, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Mary Baugh, Brookings Institution

Board of Advisors

Lawrence Balter, New York University
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma
Judith Feder, Georgetown University
William Galston, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland
Jean B. Grossman, Public/Private Ventures, Princeton University
Kay S. Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Charles N. Kahn III, Federation of American Hospitals
Marguerite Kondracke, America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Thoman, Corporate Perspectives
Heather B. Weiss, Harvard University
Amy Wilkins, Education Reform Now

Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2009

Senior Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

Senior Editor

Christina Paxson, Princeton University
Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Senior Editor

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

Journal Staff

Associate Editor

Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

Managing Editor

Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

Outreach Director

Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

Senior Outreach Director

Lisa Markham, Princeton University

Outreach Coordinator

Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

Outreach Director

Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

Editorial Assistant

Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

Webmaster

Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

Board of Advisors

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2008

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2008

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 17, Number 2, Fall 2007

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 2007

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 16, Number 2, Fall 2006

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2006

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2005

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2005

    Senior Editorial Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    Sara McLanahan, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program

    Senior Editor

    Christina Paxson, Princeton University
    Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Cecelia Rouse, Princeton University
    Director of the Education Research Section and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

    Senior Editor

    Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
    Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program

    Journal Staff

    Associate Editor

    Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Princeton University

    Managing Editor

    Brenda Szittya, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Margy Waller, Brookings Institution

    Senior Outreach Director

    Lisa Markham, Princeton University

    Outreach Coordinator

    Julie Clover, Brookings Institution

    Outreach Director

    Maureen Marchetta, Princeton University

    Editorial Assistant

    Anne Hardenbergh, Brookings Institution

    Webmaster

    Stacey O'Brien, Princeton University

    Board of Advisors

    Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

    Peter Budetti, Bartlett Foundation Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma

    Judith Feder, Dean of Public Policy, Georgetown University

    Sandra Feldman, President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

    William Galston, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

    Jean B. Grossman, Senior Vice President for Research, Public/Private Ventures, and Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Kay S. Hymowitz, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

    Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

    Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise

    Lynn Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives

    Heather B. Weiss, Director, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University

    Amy Wilkins, Principal Partner, The Education Trust

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