Vulnerable Families

Vulnerable Families

Research on vulnerable children and families has been at the core of our work since our inception in 2004. Central to the work of the Vulnerable Families Research Program is an understanding of how families are faring economically across the nation, within regions, states and across rural, suburban, and urban places. We pay particular attention to trends in child poverty rates, social safety net usage and making work pay for families. We coordinate with policymakers, advocates and practitioners “on the ground” to ensure that our research is timely and relevant. Our accessible analyses are widely read by legislators and their staff, child and family advocates, practitioners, academics, and the media and we frequently deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences.

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Research Experts

Beth Mattingly

Beth Mattingly

Director of Research on Vulnerable Families

Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology

Vicki Banyard

Vicki Banyard

Professor, Department of Psychology

Jessica Carson

Jessica Carson

Vulnerable Families Research Scientist

Mil Duncan

Mil Duncan

Research Director, AGree

Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Charlie French

Charlie French

Program Team Leader, Community & Economic Development, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Douglas Gagnon

Douglas Gagnon

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Education

Rebecca Glauber

Rebecca Glauber

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Suzanne Graham

Suzanne Graham

Associate Professor, Department of Education

Kenneth M. Johnson

Kenneth M. Johnson

Senior Demographer

Andrew Schaefer

Andrew Schaefer

Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology

Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith

Family Demographer

Michael J. Staley

Michael J. Staley

Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology

Jessica Ulrich

Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology

Wendy A. Walsh

Wendy A. Walsh

Research Associate Professor of Sociology, Crimes against Children Research Center

Sally Ward

Sally Ward

Professor, Department of Sociology

Barbara Wauchope

Barbara Wauchope

Director of Evaluation

Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work

Desiree Wiesen-Martin

Desiree Wiesen-Martin

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology

Justin Young

Justin Young

Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology