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Sarah Halpern-Meekin is a Professor of Public Affairs and Human Development and Family Studies.
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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- Ph.D., Harvard University, Sociology and Social Policy
- BA, Brandeis University, Politics
Public affairs courses taught by Sarah Halpern-Meekin:
PA 869 Workshop in Public Affairs