Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and of Public Affairs

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Office: 4107 Nancy Nicholas Hall
Phone: 608-263-4691
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Human Development and Family Studies Department
1300 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706

Sarah Halpern-Meekin uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study romantic relationships and low-income families’ finances, as well as government policies directed at these areas. Her research includes examining how social poverty shapes people’s wellbeing and decisions; understanding the lives of prime-age men who are out of the labor force; studying the role of on-again/off-again relationships in the lives of parents and their children; and longitudinally following how poor mothers of babies experience a program that provides them with monthly unconditional cash gifts.


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