Associate 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.
Her most recent book, Abandoned Families (Russell Sage), explores the ways in which various institutions that once fostered economic security and upward mobility, currently fail low and moderate income families, particularly families of color. She is also 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).
Poverty, economic well being, financial coping strategies, recession, recovery policies, work-life balance
|(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||2726 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|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.|
Elliott, W., Starks, B., Seefeldt, K., & Ellis, J. M. (2018). Children's savings account programs provide parents with the opportunity to plan and talk about college with their children and others. Sociology Mind, 8, 345-365.
Kim, H., Burgard, S., & Seefeldt, K. (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.
Kim, H., Burgard, S. A., & Seefeldt, K. S. (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.
Seefeldt, K. S. (2015). Constant consumption smoothing, limited investments, and few repayments: The role of debt in the financial lives of economically vulnerable families. Social Service Review, 89(2). The University of Chicago Press.
Danziger, S. K., Danziger, S. H., Seefeldt, K. S. & Shaefer, H. L. (2015). From welfare to a work-based safety net: An incomplete transition. point/counterpoint. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(1), 231-238.
Seefeldt, K. S., & Sandstrom H. (2015). When there is no welfare: The income packaging strategies of mothers without earnings or cash assistance following an economic downturn. The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 1(1), 139-158.
Danziger, S. K., Seefeldt, K. S., & Shaefer, H. L. (2015). Increasing work opportunities and reducing poverty two decades after welfare reform. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(1), 241-244. Wiley Publications.
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.
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.
Seefeldt, K. S., & Graham, J. (2013). America's Poor and the Great Recession. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
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., 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.
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.
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