About the Author
Ron Haskins is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland, USA. A former adviser to the President for welfare policy, he spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, first as welfare counsel to the Republican staff, then as the subcommittee's staff director. He is the author of Work over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (Brookings, 2006) and coeditor, with Rebecca Blank, of The New World of Welfare (Brookings, 2002). Fred Wulczyn is a research fellow at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data. He is coauthor of Beyond Common Sense: Child Welfare, Child Well-Being, and the Evidence for Policy Reform (Aldine Transaction, 2005). Mary Bruce Webb directs the Division of Child and Family Development within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has been the project officer for NSCAW since its inception.