Jane Waldfogel Highlights International Experiences on Childhood Policies

Monday, Dec 10, 2018

FFCWS Co-PI Jane Waldfogel gave a presentation at the international seminar "Public policies in family and childhood. Lessons from international experience," held during November in Santiago, Chile, and organized by the Universidad Católica’s Educational Justice Center and the Public Policy Center

When Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair declared war on poverty in a 1999 speech, there were 3.4 million children living in absolute poverty in the country. Ten years later, that number had fallen by 1.8 million, a reduction of more than 50%. Dr. Waldfogel's talk centered on how the British government could transform this commitment into a series of effective public policies. 

To learn more, read the full article on Columbia University School of Social Work's website.