Ronald Mincy

Ronald Mincy, Ph.D., Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, School of Social Work, Columbia University
A.B., Harvard University, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ronald is the Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice at Columbia University. He is a co-principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and a faculty member of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC). He is an advisory board member for the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan; Technical Work Group for the Office of Policy Research and Evaluation (OPRE); Transition to Fatherhood, Cornell University; the National Fatherhood Leaders Group; the Longitudinal Evaluation of the Harlem Children's Zone; and The Economic Mobility Project, Pew Charitable Trusts.

Ronald is also a former member of the Council, National Institute of Child and Human Development and the Policy Council, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, co-chair of the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce and a board member of the Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families.


Mincy, R. B., Klempin, S., & Schmidt, H. (forthcoming). Income support policies for low-income men and noncustodial fathers: Tax and transfer programs. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Smeeding, T. M., Garfinkel, I., & Mincy, R. B. (2011). Introduction: Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policy. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 635(1), 6-21.

McLanahan, S., Garfinkel, I., Mincy, R. B., & Donahue, E. (2010). Introducing the issue. The Future of Children: Fragile Families, 20(2), 3-16.

Haldane, E. C., Mincy, R. B., & Miller, D. P. (2010). Racial disparities in men’s health and the transition to marriage among unmarried fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 31(9), 1183-1210.



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