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Smeeding, Timothy M.

Works: 237 works in 625 publications in 2 languages and 12,904 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Creator, Contributor, Publishing director, Redactor, Honoree
Classifications: HQ536, 306.850973
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Most widely held works by Timothy M Smeeding
The future of the family by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 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 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vulnerable( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizontal equity, uncertainty, and economic well-being by Martin H David( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From parents to children : the intergenerational transmission of advantage( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 453 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
The Oxford handbook of economic inequality( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 442 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
Economic security and intergenerational justice : a look at North America( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should medical care be rationed by age?( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration and the transformation of Europe( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 368 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
Wealth and welfare states : is America a laggard or leader? by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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
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 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persistence, privilege, and parenting : the comparative study of intergenerational mobility by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 272 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 wealthy. What can the United States learn from these other countries about how to provide children from 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 countries 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. This book contain five parts. Chapter 1 presents an introduction by Timothy M. Smeeding, Robert Erikson, and Markus Jantti. Part I, Longer-Term Framing Studies of Parental ses and Adult-Child Outcomes, contains: (2) Understanding the Mechanisms Behind Intergenerational Persistence: a Comparison of the United States and Great Britain (Jo Blanden, Kathryn Wilson, Robert Haveman, and Timothy M. Smeeding); (3) Economic Mobility, Family Background, and the Well-Being of Children in the United States and Canada (Miles Corak, Lori J. Curtis, and Shelley Phipps); (4) Status Attainment and Wealth in the United States and Germany (Fabian T. Pfeffer); (5) Occupations and Social Mobility: Gradational, Big-Class, and Micro-Class Reproduction in Comparative Perspective (Jan O. Jonsson, David B. Grusky, Reinhard Pollak, Matthew Di Carlo, and Carina Mood). Part ii, Early Childhood and Preschool Effects, contains: (6) Income-Related Gaps in School Readiness in the United States and the United Kingdom (Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook); and (7) Economic Deprivation in Early Childhood and Adult Attainment: Comparative Evidence from Norwegian Registry Data and the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (Greg J. Duncan, Kjetil Telle, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, and Ariel Kalil). Part iii, Education, contains: (8) Causal Effects of Parents' Education on Children's Education (John Ermisch and Chiara Pronzato); and (9) Children's Cognitive Ability and Parents' Education: Distinguishing the Impact of Mothers and Fathers (John Jerrim and John Micklewright). Part iv, Direct Monetary Transfers, contains: (10) Unequal Giving: Monetary Gifts to Children Across Countries and over Time (Julie M. Zissimopoulos and James P. Smith); Part v, Social and Labor Market Institutions, contains: (11) The Role of Social Institutions in Intergenerational Mobility (Brian Nolan, Gosta Esping-Andersen, Christopher T. Whelan, Bertrand Maitre, and Sander Wagner). An index is included
Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations : what do we know?( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 254 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
SNAP matters : how food stamps affect health and well-being( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making a pilot project permanent: the Food Stamp Program (FSP). Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure, but the research necessary to guide policy is still nascent. In SNAP Matters, Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy M. Smeeding, and James P. Ziliak gather top scholars to begin asking and answering the questions that matter. Overall, the volume concludes that SNAP is effective and highly responsive to macroeconomic pressures, but encourages continued examination of this major pillar of American social assistance. -- from back cover
Alternative methods for valuing selected in-kind transfer benefits and measuring their effect on poverty by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitoring social mobility in the twenty-first century( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 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 )

7 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International comparisons of economic inequality( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The future of the family
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-

English (215)

French (7)

Poor kids in a rich country : America's children in comparative perspectiveHorizontal equity, uncertainty, and economic well-beingThe Oxford handbook of economic inequalityImmigration and the transformation of EuropeWealth and welfare states : is America a laggard or leader?Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations : what do we know?Young disadvantaged men : fathers, families, poverty, and policy