- Cross-national studies of various social policies and/or programs:
social service delivery systems for children, youth, the aged, families;
child care; income transfers for families with children; maternity
and parental benefits and leaves; government policies affecting families
- U.S. social policy studies, either alone (a survey of maternity
and parental benefits at the workplace; employer responses to a changing
labor force; social policy and mother-only families), or as part of
a larger international study.
- Conferences, meetings, working parties, research dissemination
or launching discussion of significant policy domains, e.g., family
policy; child support.
- University seminars, e.g., "Children and Their Families in Big
Cities", "Privatization and the Welfare State".
- Lectures, consultations, and so forth for international organizations,
governments, foundations, national scientific and professional bodies,
and educational institutions.
- Dissemination, including response to queries from all the media
and special report series, such as "Confronting the New Politics of
Child and Family Policy" (1996, 1997).
- The Cross-National Studies Research Program is one of the three
founding Centers for the Institute
for Child and Family Policy at Columbia University.