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Working Parents in COVID-19: The Impact and the Policy Response


The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified disparities in health and in social and economic well-being among demographic and socioeconomic groups in America. Many low-wage workers are now considered to be essential workforce participants, and states’ various attempts to “reopen” their economies force Americans in already difficult circumstances at home to decide between workforce participation and safety […]

2020 AAPSS Fellows Induction: Can Democracy Survive Growing Inequality?


Each year, AAPSS invites a small group of outstanding scholars/public servants to join the Academy as Fellows. Fellows are elected in recognition of their contributions to advancement of the social sciences. Each Fellowship is named after a distinguished scholar or civic leader who has contributed to The ANNALS. Reflecting the broad and interdisciplinary nature of […]

We Can Do Better: Cross-System Approaches for Addressing Child Maltreatment


From birth to age 18, over one-third of U.S. children are investigated by child welfare systems due to allegations of child abuse and neglect, one-eighth are determined to be victims of maltreatment, and about 6% spend some time in foster care. Child welfare services in the United States are also extremely expensive, with an estimated […]

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize Event


AAPSS hosted an online seminar, co-sponsored by SAGE Publishing, that focused on international economic and policy approaches to environmental regulation. Professor William Nordhaus, the AAPSS's Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize winner, was joined by a panel of experts to discuss carbon pricing approaches, climate clubs, and contemporary international climate policy.

Opportunities to Cut Child Poverty: Understanding the Data and Evidence


When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law in March of this year, observers described it as “the second war on poverty,” almost matching in scope and ambition the first, passed by President Johnson some 57 years ago. However, unlike Johnson’s efforts—which benefited the elderly the most—the ARP will likely have its […]