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Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Faculty Director for Educational Programs
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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Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
State & Hill

Piloting guaranteed income in U-M’s backyard

Dec 12, 2023
U-M researchers play role in reimagining social safety net in Ann Arbor and beyond For the nearly three decades Kristin Seefeldt (MPP ’96, PhD ’10) has lived and worked in Ann Arbor, her professional life studying and teaching about poverty...
State & Hill

Letter from Dean Watkins-Hayes

Dec 10, 2023
Warm greetings from Ann Arbor, where the first snow of the year has blanketed the campus. We’re enjoying the football team’s win over Ohio State—the 1,001st victory in Michigan’s history. (Our own Gerald Ford was part of sixteen of those wins...
In the Media

Seefeldt: "Poverty is a policy choice"

Jun 22, 2023 Newsweek
Kristin Seefeldt, Newsweek:  n terms of age, race, and gender identity, America's poor are "a heterogeneous group of people," Kristin Seefeldt, associate director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, told Newsweek. "But children are...
In the Media

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...