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Valerie Taing

Valerie Taing

PhD Student. Social Work/Sociology Candidate

Research Interests/Focus

How policymakers, bureaucrats, and advocates define the needs of children and poor families, and how these definitions inadvertently create new inequalities. Bringing new analytic tools to the study of culture, the welfare state, and poverty governance, I show how culture shapes the relationship between families and the state.

Dissertation Title

Logics of Caregiving in the Delegated Welfare State


Year Degree   School
2004 BA Simmons College, Boston, MA
2013 MSW University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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