Kristin S. Seefeldt

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist and Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy

Kristin S. Seefeldt

Assistant Professor Kristin 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.

Currently, she is conducting research on families’ financial coping strategies and is a Principal Investigator of a survey examining the effects of the recession and recovery policies on individuals’ well being.

She is the author of Working After Welfare (W.E. Upjohn Institute Press), which discusses employment and work-family balance challenges among former welfare recipients, and a co-author of America’s Poor and the Great Recession (Indiana University Press).

Research Interests/Focus

Poverty, economic well being, financial coping strategies, recession, recovery policies, work-life balance

Education

Year Degree   School
2010 PhD Sociology and Public Policy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1996 MPP Public Policy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1990 BA American Government Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Sandstrom, H., Seefeldt, K., Huerta, S., & Loprest, P. (2014). Understanding the dynamics of disconnection from employment and assistance. OPRE Report. Washington, D.C.: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Danziger, S. K., Allard, S. W., Wathen, M. V., Burgard, S. A., Seefeldt, K. S., Rodems, R., & Cohen, A. (2014). Food insecurity in the Detroit Metropolitan Area following the Great Recession. Policy Brief, 34. Ann Arbor, MI: National Poverty Center, University of Michigan.

Seefeldt, K. S., & Graham, J. (2013). America's Poor and the Great Recession. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Guzman, T., Pirog, M. A., & Seefeldt, K. S. (2013). Social policy: What have we learned? Policy Studies Journal, 41(S1), S53-S70.

Harding, D., & Seefeldt, K. S. (2013). Mixed methods and causal research. In S. L. Morgan (Ed.), Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research. New York: Springer.

Burgard, S., Danziger, S., Seefeld, K., Allard, S., Danziger, S. K., Engler, T., Gould-Werth, A., Kalousova, L., Pelak, S., & Wathen, M. (2012). Persisting hardships in southeast Michigan after the Great Recession. Policy Brief, 33. National Poverty Center, University of Michigan.

Gould-Werth, A. & Seefeldt, K. (2012). Material hardship in the wake of the Great Recession: findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study. National Poverty Center Policy Brief, 35.

Burgard, S., Seefeldt, K. S., & Zelner, S. (2012). Housing instability and health: findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study. Social Science and Medicine, 75(12), 2215-2224.

Burgard, S. A., Kalousova, L., & Seefeldt, K. S. (2012). Perceived job insecurity and health: the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(9), 1101-1106.

Seefeldt, K. S. (2008). Working After Welfare: How Women Balance Jobs and Family in the Wake of Welfare Reform. Kalamazoo, MI: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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