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Smeeding, Timothy M.

Works: 287 works in 667 publications in 2 languages and 13,975 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Creator, Other, Redactor, Publishing director, Honoree
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Timothy M Smeeding
Wealth and welfare states : is America a laggard or leader? by Irwin Garfinkel( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations, and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere."--Jacket
The future of the family by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book takes stock of the state of the family in the United States today and addresses the ways in which public policy affects the family and vice versa."--Jacket
Poor kids in a rich country : America's children in comparative perspective by Lee Rainwater( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SNAP matters : how food stamps affect health and well-being by Judi Bartfeld( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making permanent a small pilot project called the Food Stamp Program (FSP). By 2013, the program's fiftieth year, more than one in seven Americans received benefits at a cost of nearly $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure, but the social science research necessary to guide policy is still nascent. In SNAP Matters, Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy M. Smeeding, and James P. Ziliak bring together top scholars to begin asking and answering the questions that matter. For example, what are the antipoverty effects of SNAP? Does SNAP cause obesity? Or does it improve nutrition and health more broadly? To what extent does SNAP work in tandem with other programs, such as school breakfast and lunch? Overall, the volume concludes that SNAP is highly responsive to macroeconomic pressures and is one of the most effective antipoverty programs in the safety net, but the volume also encourages policymakers, students, and researchers to continue examining this major pillar of social assistance in America
Persistence, privilege, and parenting : the comparative study of intergenerational mobility by Timothy M Smeeding( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans like to believe that theirs is the land of opportunity, but the hard facts are that children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich. Other countries have shown more success at lessening the effects of inequality on mobility possibly by making public investments in education, health, and family well-being that offset the private advantages of the wealth. What can the United States learn from these other countries about how to provide children form disadvantaged backgrounds an equal chance in life? Making comparisons across ten countries, Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting brings together a team of eminent international scholars to examine why advantage and disadvantage persist across generations. The book sheds light on how the social and economic mobility of children differs within and across counties and the impact private family resources, public policies, and social institutions may have on mobility. In what ways do parents pass advantage or disadvantage on to their children? Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting is an expansive exploration of the relationship between parental socioeconomic status and background and the outcomes of their grown children. The authors also address the impact of education and parental financial assistance on mobility. Contributors Miles Corak, Lori Curtus, and Shelley Phipps look at how family economic background influences the outcomes of adult children in the United States and Canada. They find that, despite many cultural similarities between the two countries, Canada has three times the rate of intergenerational mobility as the United States possibly because Canada makes more public investments in its labor market, health care, and family programs. Jo Blanden and her colleagues explore a number of factors affecting how advantages is transmitted between parents and children in the United States and the United Kingdom, including education, occupation, marriage, and health. They find that despite the two nations having similar rates of intergenerational mobility adn social inequality, lack of educational opportunity plays a greater role in limiting U.S. mobility, while the U.K.'s deeply rooted social class structure makes it difficult for the disadvantaged to transcend their circumstances. Hande Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook examine cognitive and behavioral school readiness across income groups and find that pres-school age children in both the UNited States and Britain show substantial income-related gaps in school readiness driven in part by poorly developed parenting skills among overburdened, low-income families. The authors suggest that the most programs int he United States, raising pre-school staff qualifications in Britain, and parenting programs in both countries
From parents to children : the intergenerational transmission of advantage( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does economic inequality in one generation lead to inequality of opportunity in the next? In From Parents to Children, an esteemed international group of scholars investigates this question using data from ten countries with differing levels of inequality. The book compares whether and how parents' resources transmit advantage to their children at different stages of development and sheds light on the structural differences among countries that may influence intergenerational mobility. How and why is economic mobility higher in some countries than in others? The contributors find that inequality in mobility-relevant skills emerges early in childhood in all of the countries studied. Bruce Bradbury and his coauthors focus on learning readiness among young children and show that as early as age five, large disparities in cognitive and other mobility-relevant skills develop between low- and high-income kids, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. Such disparities may be mitigated by investments in early childhood education, as Christelle Dumas and Arnaud Lefranc demonstrate. They find that universal pre-school education in France lessens the negative effect of low parental SES and gives low-income children a greater shot at social mobility. Katherine Magnuson, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook find that income-based gaps in cognitive achievement in the United States and the United Kingdom widen as children reach adolescence. Robert Haveman and his coauthors show that the effect of parental income on test scores increases as children age; and in both the United States and Canada, having parents with a higher income betters the chances that a child will enroll in college. As economic inequality in the United States continues to rise, the national policy conversation will not only need to address the devastating effects of rising inequality in this generation but also the potential consequences of the decline in mobility from one generation to the next. Drawing on unparalleled international datasets, From Parents to Children provides an important first step. John Ermisch is professor of family demography at Oxford University. Markus Jäntti is professor of economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University. Timothy M. Smeeding is director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison."--Publisher
Horizontal equity, uncertainty, and economic well-being by Martin David( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vulnerable( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration and the transformation of Europe( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new kind of historic transformation is underway in twenty-first-century Europe. Twentieth-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic, and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders -- and particularly in-flows of non-European people. Immigration and minority integration consistently occupy the headlines. The issues which rival immigration -- unemployment, crime, terrorism -- are often presented by politicians as its negative secondary effects. Immigration is also intimately connected to the profound challenges of demographic change, economic growth, and welfare-state reform. Both academic observers and the European public are increasingly convinced that Europe's future will largely turn on how it admits and integrates non-Europeans. This book is a comprehensive stock-taking of the contemporary situation and its policy implications."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of economic inequality by Wiemer Salverda( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive analysis of economic inequality in developed countries. The contributors give their view on the state-of-the-art scientific research in their fields and add their own visions of future research
Poverty, inequality, and income distribution in comparative perspective : the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations : what do we know?( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents the latest findings of some of the world's leading social scientists on child poverty and the well-being of children. It includes a description of, and an explanation for, recent trends in industrialised countries
Economic security and intergenerational justice : a look at North America( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should medical care be rationed by age?( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative methods for valuing selected in-kind transfer benefits and measuring their effect on poverty by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income distribution in OECD countries : evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study by A. B Atkinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young disadvantaged men : fathers, families, poverty, and policy( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of austerity : impact of the Great Recession on child poverty in rich countries by Bea Cantillon( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2008 financial crisis triggered the worst global recession since the Great Depression. Many OECD countries responded to the crisis by reducing social spending. Through 11 diverse country case studies (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States), this volume describes the evolution of child poverty and material well-being during the crisis, and links these outcomes with the responses by governments. The analysis underlines that countries with fragmented social protection systems were less able to protect the incomes of households with children at the time when unemployment soared. In contrast, countries with more comprehensive social protection cushioned the impact of the crisis on households with children, especially if they had implemented fiscal stimulus packages at the onset of the crisis. Although the macroeconomic 'shock' itself and the starting positions differed greatly across countries, while the responses by governments covered a very wide range of policy levers and varied with their circumstances, cuts in social spending and tax increases often played a major role in the impact that the crisis had on the living standards of families and children
Monitoring social mobility in the twenty-first century( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La distribution des revenus dans les pays de l'OCDE : documentation tirée de la Luxembourg Income Study by A. B Atkinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: 1. Introduction - 2. Méthodologie - 3. Qualité et chohérence des connées - 4. Résultats Fondamentaux - 5. Comparaisons avec les études nationales - 6. Analyse des différences entre les pays: revenu primaire et revenu marchand - 7. Fiscalité et transferts - 8. Priorités futures de la recherche et prochaines étapes
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The future of the family
The future of the familyPoor kids in a rich country : America's children in comparative perspectiveHorizontal equity, uncertainty, and economic well-beingImmigration and the transformation of EuropeThe Oxford handbook of economic inequalityChild well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations : what do we know?Young disadvantaged men : fathers, families, poverty, and policy
Alternative Names
Smeeding, Tim 1948-

Smeeding, Tim M.

Smeeding, Timothy.

Smeeding, Timothy 1948-

Smeeding, Timothy Michael

Smeeding, Timothy Michael 1948-

Smiding, T. 1948-

Smiding, T. M. 1948-

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French (9)