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The Well-being of the Long-term Unemployed after the Great Recession (Rockefeller Foundation)
The Effects of the Housing Crisis on Vulnerable Workers and Families (MacArthur Foundation)
The Changing Safety Net: Low Income Families’ Economic Survival Strategies During a Recession (Weinberg Research Fellowship)
National Poverty Center (ASPE)
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.
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.
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 and Medicine, 75(12): 2215-2224. DOI. Abstract.
Seefeldt, Kristin. 2007. "When work is not enough: State and federal policies to support needy workers." Social Service Review, 81(2): 357-360.
Phinney, Robin, Sheldon H. Danziger, Harold Pollack, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2007. "Housing Instability among Current and Former Welfare Recipients." American Journal of Public Health, 97(5): 832-837. DOI. Abstract.
Cadena, Brian, Sheldon H. Danziger, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2008. "The Dynamics of Food Stamp Receipt after Welfare Reform." In Income Volatility and Food Assistance edited by D. Joliffe and J. Ziliak. Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
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.