Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize

Established by the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize pays tribute to Professor Breul’s career as educator, administrator, and editor of Social Service Review. The prize is now awarded annually for what is judged to be the best article published in the Review in the preceding year.


Prize Recipients

2014 Laura S. Abrams "Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads: Science, Evidence, and Twenty-First Century Reform" Volume 87, No. 4, (December 2013)
2013 Daniel P. Miller and Ronald B. Mincy "Falling Further Behind? Child Support Arrears and Fathers’ Labor Force Participation" Volume 86, No. 4, (December 2012)
2012 Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Kaestner, Sanders Korenman, and Kristin Abner "The Child and Adult Care Food Program: Who Is Served and Why?" Volume 85, No. 3 (September 2011)
2011 Lenna Nepomnyaschy and Irwin Garfinkel "Child Support Enforcement and Fathers’ Contributions to Their Nonmarital Children," Volume 84, No. 3 (September 2010)
2010 Michael J. Camasso and Radha Jagannathan "How Family Caps Work: Evidence from a National Study," Volume 83, No. 3 (September 2009)
2009 Stephanie Cosner Berzin "Difficulties in the Transition to Adulthood: Using Propensity Scoring to Understand What Makes Foster Youth Vulnerable," Volume 82, No. 2 (June 2008)
2008 Neeraj Kaushal, Qin Gao, and Jane Waldfogel "Welfare Reform and Family Expenditures: How Are Single Mothers Adapting to the New Welfare and Work Regime?" Volume 81, No. 3 (September 2007)
2007 Christina M. Gibson‐Davis and E. Michael Foster A Cautionary Tale: Using Propensity Scores to Estimate the Effect of Food Stamps on Food Insecurity,” Volume 80, No. 1 (March 2007)
2006 Taryn Lindhorst and Julianna D. Padgett Disjunctures for Women and Frontline Workers: Implementation of the Family Violence Option,” Volume 79, No. 3 (September 2005)
  Daniel R. Meyer, Maria Cancian, and Steven T. Cook Multiple‐Partner Fertility: Incidence and Implications for Child Support Policy,” Volume 79, No. 4 (December 2005)
2005 Joan E. Marshall Aid for Union Soldiers' Families: A Comfortable Entitlement or a Pauper's Pittance? Indiana, 1861–1865,” Volume 78, No. 2 (June 2004)
2004 Claudia J. Coulton Metropolitan Inequities and the Ecology of Work: Implications for Welfare Reform,” Volume 77, No. 2 (June 2003)
1992 Nancy E. Rose Work Relief in the 1930s and the Origins of the Social Security Act” Volume 63, No. 1 (March 1989)
1991 Ernie S. Lightman Earnings Disregards in Canada, Britain, and Israel” Volume 64, No. 4 (December 1990)
1990 Elizabeth D. Hutchison Use of Authority in Direct Social Work Practice with Mandated Clients” Volume 61, No. 4 (December 1987)
1989 Greg J. Duncan and Saul D. Hoffman The Use and Effects off Welfare: A Survey of Recent Evidence” Volume 62, No. 2 (June 1988)
1988 Richard P. Barth and Marianne Berry Outcomes of Child Welfare Services under Permanency Planning” Volume 61, No. 1 (March 1987)
1987 Russell Hollander Mental Retardation and American Society: The Era of Hope” Volume 60, No. 3 (September 1986)