Kristin Seefeldt

Kristin Seefeldt is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Professor Seefeldt is also the Assistant Director of the National Poverty Center. She earned her B.A. in American Government from Georgetown University and her M.P.P. and Ph.D. in Sociology and Public Policy from the University of Michigan.

Professor Seefeldt researches work-family balance issues among single mothers, economic coping strategies of low-income families, and the prevalence of health and mental health problems among welfare recipients.

Representative Publications

Turner, Lesley, Sheldon Danziger, and Kristin Seefeldt. “Failing the Transition from Welfare to Work: Women Disconnected from Work, Welfare, and Other Sources of Economic Support.” Social Science Quarterly 87.2 (2006): 227-249.

Phinney, Robin, et al. “Housing Instability Among Current and Former Welfare Recipients.” American Journal of Public Health 97.5 (2007): 832-837.

Seefeldt, Kristin S., and Sean M. Orzol. “Watching the Clock Tick: Factors Associated with TANF Accumulation.” Social Work Research 29.4 (2005): 215-229.

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