Janet Gornick is a professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is also the director of LIS (formerly, the Luxembourg Income Study), a cross-national data archive and research center, located in Luxembourg, with a satellite office at CUNY.

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Social Policy and Poverty: Don’t Fear Europe!

October 15, 2012 · Online Articles

My own education in American social policy began intensively in 1980. That year, three events cemented my interest in American poverty and the U.S. public response to it. {…}

By Janet C. Gornick

Cancel the Funeral: Reports of the Death of the European Welfare State Are Premature

During the past two decades, the American media have often reported on the demise of the European welfare state. As the story goes, generous social welfare benefits, in conjunction with excessive labor market regulation, caused Europe’s unemployment woes. Having recognized … {…}

By Janet C. Gornick