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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Harding, David J., Christopher Jencks, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Susan E. Mayer. "Family Background and Income in Adulthood, 1961–1999." The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender. Ed. David Grusky. Routledge, 2019.
Leigh, Andrew, Christopher Jencks, and Timothy M. Smeeding. Health and Economic Inequality. Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality. Ed. Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, and Tim Smeeding. Oxford University Press, 2009, 384-406.
Jencks, Christopher. Does Rising Economic Inequality Matter? The Future of Political Science. Ed. Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Norman H. Nie. Routledge, 2009, 115-117.
Jencks, Christopher, and Laura Tach. "Would Equal Opportunity Mean More Mobility?" Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research from Sociology and Economics. Ed. Stephen L. Morgan, David B. Grusky, and Gary S. Fields. Stanford University Press, 2006, 23-58.
Harding, David, Christopher Jencks, Leonard Lopoo, and Susan E. Mayer. "The Changing Effect of Family Background on the Incomes of American Adults." Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success. Ed. Samuel Bowles, et al. Princeton University Press, 2005, 100-144.
Jencks, Christopher, Susan E. Mayer, and Joseph Swingle. "Who Has Benefited from Economic Growth in the United States Since 1969? The Case of Children." What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in American and Other Advanced Industrial Nations? Ed. Edward N. Wolff. Edward Elgar, 2004.
Ellwood, David, and Christopher Jencks. "The Spread of Single-Parent Families in the United States Since 1960." The Future of the Family. Ed. Daniel P. Moynihan, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Lee Rainwater. Russell Sage, 2004.
Ellwood, David, and Christopher Jencks. "The Uneven Spread of Single-Parent Families: What Do We Know? Where Do We Look for Answers?" Social Inequality. Ed. Kathryn Neckerman. Russell Sage, 2004.
Jencks, Christopher, and Gary Burtless. "American Inequality and Its Consequences." Agenda for the Nation. Ed. Henry Aaron, James Lindsay, and Pietro Nivola. Brookings Institution, 2003.
Jencks, Christopher, and David Reisman. "Introduction." The Academic Revolution. Transaction Publishers, 2001.