September 6, 2016 - Kathryn Edin

September 6, 2016
Kathryn Edin


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”

$2 a Day

“‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer” – The New York Times

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