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Luke Shaefer

Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy; Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Director, Poverty Solutions
Shaefer is associate dean for research and policy engagement. He serves as the inaugural director of Poverty Solutions, an interdisciplinary, presidential initiative at U-M that seeks to partner communities and policymakers to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty. Shaefer’s research on poverty and social welfare policy in the United States has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals in the fields of public policy, social work, public health, health services research, and history.
PUBPOL 746

PUBPOL 746.001: Social Welfare Policy

Luke Shaefer
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2017
4:00-5:30 pm EDT

During the twentieth century, the U.S. both saw the development of a social welfare system to serve nonelderly families and a subsequent dramatic overhaul of the cash welfare part of that system.

PUBPOL 746

PUBPOL 746.001: Social Welfare Policy

Luke Shaefer
Monday, Wednesday
/
Winter 2016
4:00-5:30 pm EDT

During the twentieth century, the U.S. both saw the development of a social welfare system to serve nonelderly families and a subsequent dramatic overhaul of the cash welfare part of that system.

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Combating poverty and inequality amidst a pandemic

Jul 19, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr, Associate Dean and Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer and Alford A. Young Jr., Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and courtesy faculty at the Ford School, discussed some of the ways...

Sheldon Danziger comments on the latest U.S. poverty levels

Sep 17, 2010
Sheldon Danziger spoke to a variety of media outlets about the release of a U.S. Census Bureau report on the nation’s poverty level. According the report, poverty in the U.S. reached a 51-year high with 14.3% of the population falling below the...