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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

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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Anne Blumenthal, Hui Yun Kim.