James F. Mensing

James F. Mensing
Executive Director, Edgewood Center for Children and Families,
Edgewood Institute

James F. Mensing is executive director of the Edgewood Center for Children and Families at the Edgewood Institute. He was formerly a senior research analyst at the Center for Families, Children, and the Courts with the Judicial Council of California. He was also a practicing attorney with Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS); senior senior legal editor and writer with Matthew Bender & Co Inc, a division of LexisNexis Group. He was a lecturer and researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Mensing received his JD from New England Law–Boston, and his PhD in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2000

Publications by James F. Mensing
How Mothers Balance Work Requirements and Parenting
This paper examines the reasoning and experiences of mothers in selecting childcare while trying to meet welfare-to-work requirements. Three theoretical positions that have been used to look at child care selection—rational choice, structuralist,…
Mothers Balance Work and Child Care Under Welfare Reform—Executive Summary
In the summer of 1998, we began to invite single mothers with preschool-age children—all entering new welfare programs—into a four-year study. Our premiere aim was to learn how the upbringing and development of children may be altered by the…