Mary Jo Bane

Mary Jo Bane is the Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management Emerita at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research interests center on poverty and inequality and how Catholic teaching and Catholic parish life address these issues. She is the author of numerous books and articles on poverty, education, families, and welfare and once served as assistant secretary for Families and Children in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.


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  1. American Parishes
    Between individual Catholics and a global institution, thousands of local parishes remake Catholicism each day. With fresh data and sociological methods, this book shows how parishes are shaped by community, geography, and authority;... Learn More
    Published: 2nd July 2019
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £23.99
    EPUB | £28.00