Chien-Chung Huang

Associate Professor, Social Work

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1998

Dr. Huang's primary area of interest is child and family policies, having concentrated particularly on the impact of child support and welfare reform on the well-being of single mothers and their children.  His recent research focuses on the effects of child support on the behavior of single mothers as well as young fathers recognizing men's role in nonmarital childbearing and how government policies affect men's behavior.



China Study Abroad Summer Program

            Rutgers University School of Social Work China Study Abroad Program 2011

            2012 Program Announcement


Social Welfare Policy and Services I

            Social Welfare Policy and Services Webpage by Natalie Borisovets


Research I

Social Worker’s Research Toolbox by Karen Hartman

Books on Measurement:

Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques 3 vols. ALEXANDER Ref. HQ728.H267 2001

Rating Scales in Mental Health ALEXANDER Ref. RC473.P78S245 2003

Corcoran, K. & Fischer, J. Measures For Clinical Practice: A Sourcebook. Volume 1: Couples, Families, and Children. And Volume 2: Adults.  ALEXANDER Ref. BF176.C66 2000


Adv. Stat. Method I

Adv. Stat. Method II

Social Policy Analysis



Li, Y., Han, W-J., & Huang, C-C. (In Press).  Development of social work education in China: Background, current status and prospect. Journal of Social Work Education.


Huang, C-C., & Ku, Y-W. (In Press). Resource allocation in families with children in Taiwan: Do poverty and family structure make differences? Journal of Poverty.


Postmus, J. L., Huang, C-C., Mathisen, A. (2012). The impact of physical and economic abuse on maternal mental health and parenting. Children and Youth Services Review,34, 9, 1922-28.


Huang, C-C., & Han, K-Q. (2012). Child support enforcement in the United States: Has policy made a Difference?  Children and Youth Services Review, 34 (4): 622-627.


Huang, C-C., & Ku, Y-W. (2011). Effectiveness of social welfare programs in East Asia: A case study of Taiwan. Social Policy and Administration, 45 (7): 733-751.


Han, K-Q., Huang, C-C., & Han, W-J. (2011). Social mobility of migrant peasant workers in China. Sociology Mind, 1 (4), 206-211.


McMahon, S., Huang, C.C., Boxer, P., & Postmus, J.L. (2011). The impact of emotional and physical violence during pregnancy on maternal and child health at one year post-partum. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2103-2111.


Huang, C-C., Wang, L.R., C. Warrener. (2010). Effects of Domestic Violence on Behavior Problems of Preschool-Aged Children: Do Maternal Mental Health and Parenting Mediate the Effects?.  Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1317-23.


Franco, L., Pottick, K., & Huang, C-C.. (2010). Early Parenthood in a Community Context: Neighborhood Conditions, Race–Ethnicity, and Parenting Stress. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(5), 574-590.


Han, W-J., & Huang, C-C. (2010). The Forgotten Treasure: Bilingualism and Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Health. American Journal of Public Health, 100 (5): 831-838.


Huang, C., Son, E., & Wang, L.R. (2010).  Prevalence and Factors of Domestic Violence Among Unmarried Mothers with a Young Child. Families in Society, 91 (2): 171-177.


Huang, Chien-Chung, Allison Blake, Richard L. Edwards, Chieh-Wen Liu, Robert Nolan, Barbara Rusen, & Dina Thompson. (2010).  Professional Knowledge of Child Support Staff: Evidence from the New Jersey Child Support Training Program. Evaluation Review, 34(1): 3-18.


Huang, Chien-Chung. (2010). Trends in Child Support from 1994 to 2004:  Does Child Support Enforcement Work? Journal of Policy Practice, 9: 36-53.


Huang, C. (2009). Mothers’ Reports of Nonresident Fathers’ Involvement with their Children: Revisiting the relationship between Child Support Payment and Visitation. Family Relations, 58, 54-64.


Huang, C., & Edwards, R. L. (2009). The Relationship between State Efforts and Child Support Performance. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 243-248.


Huang, C., & Lee, I. (2008). The First-Three Years of Parenting: Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1447-1457.


Huang, C., Edwards, R. L., & Nolan, R. B. (2008). State Performance on Child Support Enforcement Under CSPIA. Journal of Policy Practice, 7(4), 280-297.


Huang, Chien-Chung, and Han, Wen-Jui. (2007). Child support enforcement and sexual activity of male adolescents.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 69: 763–777.


Huang, Chien-Chung and Reid, Robert J. (2006). Risk Factors Associated with Alcohol, Cigarette, and Illicit Drug Use Among Pregnant Women: Evidence From the Fragile Family and Child Well-Being Survey. Journal of Social Service Research, 32(4): 1-22.


Huang, C. (2006). Child Support Enforcement and Father Involvement for Children in Never-Married Mother Families. Fathering, 4(1): 97-111.


Irwin Garfinkel, Chien-Chung Huang, and Wendy Naidich. (2006). “The Effects of a Basic Income Guarantee on Poverty and Income Distribution”. In Redesigning Distribution: Basic Income and Stakeholder Grants as Cornerstones of a More Egalitarian Capitalism, by Bruce Ackerman, Ann Alstott and Philippe Van Parijs, Real Utopias Project Volume V, edited by Erik Olin Wright, pp.143-174. London and New York: Verso.


Huang, Chien-Chung, Ronald Mincy, and Irwin Garfinkel. (2005). Child Support Obligations and Low-Income Fathers. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 67: 1213-1225.


Huang, C., Pouncy, H. (2005). Why Doesn’t She Have a Child Support Order? Personal Choice or Objective Constraint. Family Relations, 54, 547-557.


Huang, C. (2005). Pregnancy Intention from Men’s Perspectives: Does Child Support Enforcement Matter? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 37(3): 119-124.


Huang, Chien-Chung and Lynn A. Warner. (2005). Relationship Characteristics and Depression among Fathers with Newborns.  Social Service Review, 79(1), 95-118.


Huang, Chien-Chung, and Wen-Jui Han. (2004).  Perceptions of Child Support and Sexual Activity of Adolescent Males. Journal of Adolescence, 27 (6): 731-738.


Huang, Chien-Chung, Irwin Garfinkel, and Jane Waldfogel. (2004). Child Support Enforcement and Welfare Caseload. Journal of Human Resources 39(1): 108-134.


Han, Wenjui, Chien-Chung Huang, and Irwin Garfinkel. (2003).  The Importance of Family Structure and Family Income on Family's Educational Expenditure and Children's College Attendance: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan. Journal of Family Issues 24(6): 753-786.


Huang, Chien-Chung, Wen-Jui Han, and Irwin Garfinkel.  (2003). Child Support Enforcement, Joint Legal Custody, and Parental Involvement. Social Service Review 77(2): 255-278.


Huang, Chien-Chung, Wen-Jui Han, and Jun-Rong Chen. (2003).  The Costs and Effectiveness of Elder Allowance in Taiwan. Journal of Social Policy and Social Work 7(1): 1-33.


Garfinkel, Irwin, Chien-Chung Huang, Sara McLanahan, and Daniel Gaylin. (2003). Will Child Support Enforcement Reduce NonMarital Childbearing?  Journal of Population Economics, 16(1): 55-70.


Huang Chien-Chung, James Kunz, and Irwin Garfinkel. (2002). “The Effect of Child Support on Welfare Exits and Re-Entries.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21(4): 557-576.


Huang, Chien-Chung. (2002). The Impact of Child Support Enforcement on Nonmarital and Marital Births: Does It Differ by Racial and Age Groups?  Social Service Review, 76(2): 275-301.


Han Wen-Jui, and Chien-Chung Huang. (2001). College Attendance and Education Expenditures in Taiwan: Does Family Structure or Income Matter?. Journal of Social Policy and Social Work, 5(1):55-98.


Garfinkel, Irwin, Theresa Heintze, and Chien-Chung Huang. (2001).  The Effect of Child Support Enforcement on Women's Income.  In The Incentives of Government Programs and the Well-Being of Families, edited by Bruce Meyer and Greg Duncan.  Joint Center for Poverty Research.


Jackson, Aurora, Tienda, Marta, and Chien-Chung Huang (2001). Mothers’ Capabilities: Earnings Capacity and Employability.  Children and Youth Services Review, 23 (4/5): 327-51.


Huang, Chien-Chung, Han Wen-Jui, and Irwin Garfinkel. (2000). Family’s Resource Allocation in Taiwan: Does Family Structure matter? NTU Social Work Review 3: 37-68.


Jackson, Aurora, Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Chien-Chung Huang, and Marc Glassman. (2000). “Single Mothers in Low-Wage Jobs: Financial Strain, Parenting, and Preschoolers' Outcomes,” Child Development 71 (5): 1409-23.