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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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Kristin Seefeldt

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work.

Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Seefeldt's primary research interests lie in exploring how low-income individuals understand their situations, particularly around issues related to work and economic well-being. She is the author of Working After Welfare (W.E. Upjohn Institute Press), which discusses employment advancement and work-family balance challenges as experienced by former welfare recipients. Currently, she is conducting research on families financial coping strategies during an economic downturn and is a Principal Investigator of a survey examining the effects of the recession and recovery policies on individuals well-being.

Recent Publications

Books

Seefeldt, Kristin, and John Graham. 2013. America’s Poor and the Great Recession. Bloomington : Indiana University Press. Abstract. Public Access.

Seefeldt, Kristin. 2008. Working after welfare: how women balance jobs and family in the wake of welfare reform. Kalamazoo: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Journal Articles

Seefeldt, Kristin. 2015. "Constant Consumption Smoothing, Limited Investments, and Few Repayments: The Role of Debt in the Financial Lives of Economically Vulnerable Families." Social Service Review, 89(2): 263-300. DOI. Abstract.

Guzman, T., M. Pirog, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2013. "Social Policy: What Have We Learned?" Policy Studies Journal, 41: S53-S70. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, Lucie Kalousova, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2012. "Perceived job insecurity and health: the Michigan recession and recovery study." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(9): 1101-1106. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, Kristin Seefeldt, and Sarah Zelner. 2012. "Housing Instability and Health: Findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study." Social Science & Medicine, 75(12): 2215-2224. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Burgard, Sarah, Lucie Kalousova, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2012. "Perceived Job Insecurity and Health: The Michigan Recession and Recovery Study." PSC Research Report No. 12-750. January 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Burgard, Sarah, Kristin Seefeldt, and Sarah W. Zelner. 2012. "Housing Instability and Health: Findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study." PSC Research Report No. 12-749. January 2012. Abstract. PDF.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Anne Blumenthal, Hui Yun Kim.