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Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Social and welfare policy; poverty; romantic and family relationships

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies School of Human Ecology Work: 608-263-4691 sarah.halpernmeekin@wisc.edu

Topics

  • Romantic relationships: how are earlier experiences associated with later relationship outcomes; how are changes in romantic relationship associated with family and individual wellbeing
  • Government-funded relationship education programs
  • Assistance programs and policies for low-income families, like the Earned Income Tax Credit

Achievements

  • Author, "It's not like I'm poor: How working families make ends meet in a post-welfare world"
  • Author, "Social poverty: Low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties"