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H. Luke Shaefer

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Center Director, Poverty Center

H. Luke  Shaefer
Luke Shaefer's research focuses on the effectiveness of the United States’ social safety net in serving low-wage workers and economically disadvantaged families.

His recent work explores rising levels of extreme poverty in the United States, the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on material hardships, barriers to unemployment insurance faced by vulnerable workers, and strategies for increasing access to oral health care in the United States.

H. Luke Shaefer, Ph.D. is the director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, an interdisciplinary, university-level initiative that seeks to inform, identify, and test innovative strategies to prevent and alleviate poverty.

Research Interests/Focus

Social safety net, low-wage workers, economically disadvantage families, non-profit management

Education

Year Degree   School
2008 PhD Social Service Administration University of Chicago, Illinois
2005 MA Social Service Administration University of Chicago, Illinois
2001 BA Politics Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Websites

Poverty Solutions

Fall 2018

Foundation Topics in Social Work SW503

Instructor: H. Luke Shaefer
Topic: Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions
Time: Wed 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: MH2427
This course is not taught within the SSW building.
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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