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Kristin S. Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy

Kristin S. Seefeldt

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).

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.

Fall 2021

Course Catalog

Essentials of Social Welfare Policy SW508

Instructor: Kristin S. Seefeldt
Time: Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 1636 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW638 001 Theories and Principles of Socially Just Policies View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 002 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Winter 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW638 001 Theories and Principles of Socially Just Policies View Course

Fall 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 002 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Fall 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 003 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course
SW530 006 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Winter 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW633 001 Children and Youth Services and Social Policies View Course
SW633 003 Children and Youth Services and Social Policies View Course

Fall 2017

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 003 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course
SW530 005 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

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