Christopher Jencks

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy

79 John F. Kennedy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (10)

1.

The Spread of Single-Parent Families in the United States since 1960

KSG Working Paper No. RWP04-008
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Jul 2004
David T. Ellwood and Christopher Jencks
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Citation 12

Abstract:

Economics, Econometric Theory, Political Science, Welfare, Social Policy

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Citation 5

Do Rising Top Incomes Lift All Boats?

HKS Working Paper No. RWP09_18
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2009
Dan Andrews, Christopher Jencks and Andrew Leigh
OECD, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Australian National University - Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences
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Citation 5

Abstract:

inequality, growth, income distribution, national income

Do Rising Top Incomes Lift All Boats?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4920
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 May 2010
Dan Andrews, Christopher Jencks and Andrew Leigh
OECD, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Australian National University - Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences
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Citation 5

Abstract:

inequality, growth, income distribution, national income

3.

Would Equal Opportunity Mean More Mobility?

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-037
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Aug 2005
Christopher Jencks and Laura Tach
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Department of Sociology
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Citation 6

Abstract:

Education Policy, Ethics/Political Philosophy, Welfare / Health Care/ Social Policy

4.

The Changing Effect of Family Background on the Incomes of American Adults

UNEQUAL CHANCES: FAMILY BACKGROUND AND ECONOMIC SUCCESS, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne, eds., Princeton University Press and Russell Sage, 2004
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Dec 2003
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Population Studies Center, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research and Irving Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Citation 6

Abstract:

Welfare, Healthcare, Social Policy

5.

Who has Benefited from Economic Growth in the United States since 1969? The Case of Children

KSG Working Paper No. RWP04-017
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Jun 2004
Christopher Jencks, Susan E. Mayer and Joseph Swingle
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Irving Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and Wellesley College - Quantitative Reasoning
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Citation 8

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6.

How Did the Social Policy Changes of the 1990s Affect Material Hardship among Single Mothers? Evidence from the CPS Food Security Supplement

KSG Working Paper No. RWP04-027
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Oct 2004
Scott Winship and Christopher Jencks
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Welfare / Health Care/ Social Policy

7.

Inequality and Mortality: Long-Run Evidence from a Panel of Countries

KSG Working Paper No. RWP06-032
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Aug 2006
Andrew Leigh and Christopher Jencks
Australian National University - Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Citation 7

Abstract:

health, inequality, mortality, top incomes, homicide, suicide, Welfare / Health Care/ Social Policy

8.

Mind the Gap: Compositional, Cultural and Institutional Explanations for Numeracy Skills Disparities between Adult Immigrants and Natives in Western Countries

HKS Working Paper No. RWP14-020
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Jun 2014
Mark Levels, Jaap Dronkers and Christopher Jencks
Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics | ROA, Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics | ROA and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings

NBER Working Paper No. w19444
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 20 Sep 2013
Harvard University, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), New York University (NYU) - Department of Sociology and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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10.

The Health Effects of Income Inequality: Averages and Disparities

Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 37, pp. 413-430, 2016
Posted: 22 Mar 2016
Beth C. Truesdale and Christopher Jencks
Harvard University - Department of Sociology and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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