Ron Mincy


Co-investigator on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study

Ph.D. 1987 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics 

Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice

Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children, and Family Wellbeing at Columbia University  

Ronald B. Mincy’s research rests on the premise that for the United States to reduce poverty and provide equal opportunity for all, policymakers must address the problems faced by young uneducated black men, who continue to have the poorest life chances of anyone in our society. Mincy is a former member of the National Institute of Child and Human Development council, the Policy Council, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He served as co-chair of the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce and as a board member of the Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families.