Research and Analysis

Achieving Better Results for Families: A Customer-Oriented Approach to Meeting Child Support Enforcement Goals


A Blueprint for Economic Security  (Center for Family Policy and Practice:  March 2017)

Revisiting the War on Poverty: How Policy Can Better Shape the Income and Wages of Families with Children (U.D.C. Law Review: Spring 2015)

Achieving Better Results for Families: A Customer-Oriented Approach to Meeting Child Support Enforcement Goals (Center for American Progress: November 2013)

Strengthening Families and Communities,” in Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity (Half in Ten: November 2013)

The Great Public-Service Talent Search: Using National Service to Grow and Develop Human Resources for Antipoverty Programs and Other Public Needs (with Shirley Sagawa)(Center for American Progress: February 2013)

Strengthening Families and Communities,” in The Right Choices to Cut Poverty and Restore Shared Prosperity (Half in Ten: November 2012)

Playing Political Games with Temporary Financial Assistance Waivers: America’s Low-Income Families Are the Ones Headed for a Loss Due to House Republican Efforts to Stymie State Experimentation (Center for American Progress Action Fund: September 2012)

Moving Away from Racial Stereotypes in Poverty Policy (Center for American Progress: March 2012)

The Facts About Americans Who Receive Public Benefits (Center for American Progress: December 2011)

Strengthening Families and Communities, in Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth (Half in Ten: October 2011)

Grounds for Objection: Causes and Consequences of America’s Pro Se Crisis and How to Solve the Problem of Unrepresented Litigants (Center for American Progress: June 2011)

The Case for State Food Action Plans: Laboratories of Food Democracy (with Joel Berg)(Center for American Progress: February 2011)

Ending Poverty in America, in Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America (SEE Innovation: 2011)

“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,” But Could Use Some Help: Fatherhood Policy and the Well-Being of Low-Income Mothers and Children (with Jacquelyn Boggess and Jill Groblewski)(Center for American Progress: October 2010)

Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom: School-Based Antipoverty Strategies the Federal Government Can Learn From and Act On (with Saba Bireda)(Center for American Progress: September 2010)

Low-Income Fathers Need to Get Connected: Helping Children and Families by Addressing Low-Income Fathers’ Disconnections from Employment, Society, and Housing (Center for American Progress: June 2010)

Parenting with a Plan (Center for American Progress: November 2009)

And Justice for All: Prioritizing Free Legal Assistance During the Great Recession (Center for American Progress: July 2009)

Generating Heat Around the Goal of Making Home Energy Affordable to Low-Income Americans: Current Challenges and Proposed Solutions (Center for American Progress: December 2008)

The Child Tax Credit (Center for American Progress: July 2008)

“20 Years of Federal Homeless Education Law: Where We Stand on Enforcement,” in Clearinghouse Review (Shriver Center: March-April 2007)

“Linking Eviction Defense to Education Rights,” in Housing Law Bulletin (National Housing Law Project: January 2007)

Protecting Ideals of Equality and Justice for All: Progressive Legislation in a Conservative Era,” in Awakening From the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice  (Carolina Academic Press: December 2005)