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Annie E. Casey Foundation, Voices for Illinois Children

Brookings Institution

Carsey Institute

Chapin Hall Center for Children

Common Sense Media

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Evidence Matters (HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research)

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fiscal Cities Project (College of Planning and Public Policy, UIC)

Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media

The Grable Foundation

Illinois Department of Corrections

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Institute for Housing Studies (DePaul University)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


The National Bureau of Economic Research

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Building Resilient Regions

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Juvenile Justice

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood

Mindsets Scholars Network, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

New America

Poverty Research News (DHHS)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Build Healthy Places Network

The Sprout Fund

Stanford Center

Urban Land Institute Chicago

USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Barbara Ray was an instrumental collaborator on our book "Mother's Work and Children's Lives." She not only synthesized and brought to life a wide body of analysis on the politics of welfare reform, but she also expertly integrated our qualitative and quantitative evidence to provide a vivid description of low-income working mothers in the post-welfare reform era.”

Ariel KalilProfessor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS, Poverty in the United States and various publications

William Frey, Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America (Brookings Institution Press)

Audrey Singer et al., eds., Twenty-First Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America (Brookings Institution Press)

Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America
(Brookings Institution Press)

Lisa Gennetian et al., Moving to Opportunity reports (HUD)

Greg J. Duncan and Richard Murnane, Whither Opportunity: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances (Russell Sage Foundation)

Waverly Duck, No Way Out: Precarious Living In the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing (University of Chicago Press)

Rucker Johnson, Ariel Kalil, Rachel Dunifon and Barbara Ray, Mother's Work
and Children's Lives: Low-Income Families after Welfare Reform (W.E. Upjohn Press)

Sheldon Danziger and Cecilia Rouse, editors, The Price of Independence:
The Economics of Early Adulthood (Russell Sage Foundation)

Frank Furstenberg, Destinies of Disadvantage: The Politics of Teen Childbearing
(Russell Sage Foundation)

Greg J. Duncan, Aletha C. Huston, and Thomas Weisner, Higher Ground:
New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children (Russell Sage)

Patrick Carr and Maria Kefalas, Hollowing Out the Middle:
The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America (Beacon)

Greg Duncan and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, For Better and For Worse:
Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children and Families (Russell Sage Foundation)

Dan Lewis, Gaining Ground in Illinois: Welfare Reform and Person-Centered Policy
(Northern Illinois Univ. Press)