Key Researchers


Key Researchers: Substance Abuse & Welfare Reform

Sheldon Danziger, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Sheldon Danziger is Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, Faculty Associate of Population Studies, Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy, and Director of the Center of Poverty, Risk and Mental Health at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on trends in poverty and inequality and the effects of economic and demographic changes and government social programs on disadvantaged groups. He is the co-author of America Unequal (Harvard University Press, 1995) and Detroit Divided (Russell Sage Foundation, 2000) and co-editor of numerous volumes, including Economic Conditions and Welfare Reform (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1999), Coping with Poverty: The Social Contexts of Neighborhood, Family and Work in the African-American Community (University of Michigan Press, 2000), and Securing the Future: Investing in Children (Russell Sage Foundation, 2000). Danziger and colleagues are currently conducting a longitudinal study of barriers to employment among welfare recipients.
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