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Sheldon H. Danziger

President, Russell Sage Foundation.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., Massachussetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Danziger's research focuses on trends in poverty and inequality, and the effects of economic and demographic changes and government social programs on disadvantaged groups. He is currently studying the effects of the Great Recession and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on workers and families.

Recent Publications


Bailey, Martha J., and Sheldon H. Danziger. 2013. Legacies of the War on Poverty. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract. Public Access.

Cancian, Maria, and Sheldon H. Danziger. 2009. Changing Poverty, Changing Policies. New York: Russell Sage. Abstract. Public Access.

Danziger, Sheldon H., and Cecilia Elena Rouse. 2007. The Price of Independence: The Economics of Early Adulthood. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

Blank, Rebecca M., Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes Are Affecting Low-Wage Workers. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Kofi, Charles Kerwin, Sheldon H. Danziger, Geng Li, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "The Intergenerational Correlation of Consumption Expenditures." American Economic Review, 104(5): 136-140. PMCID: PMC4157657. DOI. Abstract.

Wightman, Patrick, and Sheldon H. Danziger. 2014. "Multi-generational income disadvantage and the educational attainment of young adults." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 35: 53-69. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2013. "Wealth Disparities Before and After the Great Recession." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 650(1): 98-123. PMCID: PMC4200506. DOI. Abstract.

Schmidt, Lucie G., and Sheldon H. Danziger. 2012. "Filling holes in the safety net? Material hardship and subjective well-being among disability benefit applicants and recipients after the 1996 welfare reform." Social Science Research, 41(6): 1581-97. DOI. Abstract.

Grieger, Lloyd, and Sheldon H. Danziger. 2011. "Who Receives Food Stamps During Adulthood? Analyzing Repeatable Events With Incomplete Event Histories." Demography, 48(4): 1601-1614. DOI. Abstract.

Danziger, Sheldon H., and David Ratner. 2010. "Labor Market Outcomes and the Transition to Adulthood." The Future of Children, 20(1): 133-158. Public Access.

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