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Kathryn Edin      

Sociologist & Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Kathryn Edin, a sociologist, is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in study of people living on welfare. Two of her books are Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work, and Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage.

She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1989, with a thesis on "There's a lot of month left at the end of the money : how welfare recipients in Chicago make ends meet".

In February 2014, Edin was named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University for her accomplishments as an interdisciplinary researcher and excellence in teaching the next generation of scholars. The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships were established in 2013 by a gift from Michael Bloomberg.

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20 Years Since Welfare 'Reform': How Has America Fared? - The ...

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Why Fathers Leave Their Children - The New York Times

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