Selected Publications & Presentations:


Mincy, R. B. (Ed.). (2006). Black males left behind. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press.

Book Chapters

Mincy, R, B., & Pouncy, H. (2007). The impoverished ‘culture vs. structure’ debate on the woes of young Black males and its remedy. In G. A. Persons (Ed.), The expanding boundaries of Black politics. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Mincy, R. B., & Pouncy, H. (2007). Why we should be concerned about young, less educated, Black men. In J. Edwards, M. Crain, & A. L. Kalleberg (Eds.), Ending poverty in America: How to restore the American Dream. New York: The New Press.

Mincy, R. B., Lewis, Jr., C. E., & Han, W-J. (2006). Young less-educated Black men in the economic boom of the 1990s. In R. B. Mincy (Ed.), Black Males Left Behind. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press.

Journal Articles

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.

Tach, L., Mincy, R. B., & Edin, K. (2010). Parenting as a “package deal”: Relationships, fertility, and nonresident father involvement among unmarried parents. Demography, 47(1), 181-204.

Geller, A. B., Garfinkel, I., Cooper, C., & Mincy, R. B. (2009). Parental incarceration and child well-being: Implications for urban families. Social Science Quarterly: Special Issue on Health Policy and Healthy Populations, 90(5), 1186-1202.

Mincy, R. B., Hill, J., & Sinkewicz, M. (2009). Marriage: Cause or mere indicator of future earnings growth?Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 28(3), 417-439.


Mincy, R. B. (2010, June). Transitional Jobs and Responsible Fatherhood Programming. Presented at the U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.

Mincy, R. B. (2010, June). Fathers and Families. Panelist at the Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research Technical Working Group, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, D.C.

Mincy, R. B. (2010, June). Men, Fathers and Income Support Policy. Panelist at the 13th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Washington, D.C.

Mincy, R. B. (2010, June). The Effectiveness of Responsible Fatherhood Programs. Public Hearing before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, of the House Committee on Ways and Means, 111th Congress.

Mincy, R. B. (2010, April). Child Support Compliance During Economic Downturns. Paper presented (with Daniel P. Miller) on a panel entitled “Economic Recessions and Demographic Outcomes” at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Dallas, TX.

Mincy, R. B. (2010, April). Educational Trajectodoes he ries of Black Male Students in New York City Public Schools. Paper presented (with Afshin Zilanawala) on a panel entitled, “Education Policy and Child Well-Being” at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Dallas, TX.

Mincy, R. B. (2010, January). The Changing Face of Families. Panelist at the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) Policy Conference, Washington, D.C.