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Kathryn Edin

William Church Osborn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Co-Director of The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Princeton University

Kathryn Edin is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. She is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life, and neighborhood contexts through direct, in-depth observations. She has authored eight books and some 60 journal articles. Edin is a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation, a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Network on Housing and Families with Young Children, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She has previously taught at Rutgers University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University.