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Sandra K. Danziger

Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor Emerita of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Research Professor Emerita of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy

Sandra K. Danziger

Sandra Danziger is professor of social work and research professor of public policy. Her primary research interests are the effects of public programs and policies on the well-being of disadvantaged families, poverty policy and social service programs, demographic trends in child and family well-being, gender issues across the life course, program evaluation, and qualitative research methods. Her current research examines welfare program approaches to addressing barriers to employment among single mothers. This includes an evaluation of a family support program provided by Starfish Family Services in Inkster, MI. She previously conducted an implementation study of Michigan's Jobs, Education and Training pilot projects. She was Principal Investigator on the Women's Employment Survey and the Implementing Welfare to Work Programs in Michigan study. In the past, Professor Danziger has studied how Michigan's General Assistance welfare recipients fared after Governor Engler terminated this income support program. Another previous study looked at perceived life options and teen motherhood among inner-city youth. Other areas of research/scholarly interest: social welfare policies, social services for families and children, poverty and well-being.

Research Interests/Focus

Child, adolescent, and family policies and programs, effects of welfare reform.


Year Degree   School
1978 PhD Sociology Boston University, Boston, MA
1973 MS Sociology Boston University, Boston, MA
1971 AB Sociology Boston University, Boston, MA

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