Jane Waldfogel is the co director of the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs. She is co-director of CPRC's Developmental Core, co-convener of the Child, Youth, and Families group, and a member of the CPRC Steering Committee. Waldfogel's research focuses on the effects of public policies on child and family well-being, both in the U.S. and cross-nationally. Current research interests include improving the measurement of poverty, work-family policies, and understanding socioeconomic status gaps in child development.