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Kristin Seefeldt

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work.

Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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.

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Seefeldt, Kristin. 2016. Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century. Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

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

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. 2017. "Serving No One Well: TANF Nearly Twenty Years Later." Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 44(2): 3-28. Abstract.

Kim, Huiyun, Sarah Burgard, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2017. "Housing assistance and housing insecurity: A study of renters in southeastern Michigan in the wake of the great recession." Social Service Review, 91(1): 41-70. DOI. Abstract.

Seefeldt, Kristin. 2017. "Waiting it out: Time, action, and the process of securing benefits." Qualitative Social Work, 16(3): 300-316. DOI. Abstract.

Seefeldt, Kristin. 2016. "Low-Income Families in the Context of a Vanishing Safety Net." Social Service Review, 90(1): 156-163. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Anne Blumenthal, Huiyun Kim.