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Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Professor of Public Policy;
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.
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Seefeldt discusses gaps in poverty alleviation systems

Dec 2, 2021 Shared Prosperity Podcast
Kristin Seefeldt appeared on the Shared Prosperity Podcast to discuss some of the issues that block peoples’ opportunity to exit poverty.  “On one hand there are resources available in the community, but knowing how to get them and how to access...
In the Media

Increase in SNAP benefits will combat rising food prices, says Seefeldt

Oct 1, 2021 News Channel 5 Nashville
As food prices continue to rise, an increase in SNAP benefits nationwide will help many low-income families, says Kristin Seefeldt. "We've all heard about and probably felt in our own pocketbooks, the increase in grocery prices. So this will make...

Greetings from the Dean - Feed June 2018

Jun 1, 2018
Dear friends:Greetings from beautiful springtime Ann Arbor! We’re feeling tremendous pride and excitement in our newest alumni (view videos from a beautiful Commencement Ceremony here), our growing faculty, and in our school’s momentum and bright...

Poverty rate is highest in 15 years, says Kristin Seefeldt

Mar 6, 2013
The Great Recession leaves behind the largest number of long-term unemployed people, or 4.7 million, since records were first kept in 1948, according to research from the University of Michigan."About 46 million Americans, according to our latest...