Christopher Wimer

Christopher Wimer


(Sociology & Social Policy, November 2007)
Thesis Title: Successful Childrearing in Diverse Neighborhood Environments: Understanding the Role of Secure, Stable Employment
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (chair), William Julius Wilson, Annemette Sorensen
Initial Placement: Stanford University, Post Doctoral Fellow
Current Position: Co-Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University

Christopher Wimer conducts research on the measurement of poverty and disadvantage in both local and national contexts, as well as historical trends in poverty and the impacts of social policies on the poverty rate. He is the Project Director on the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker, and also manages and participates in the research on many of the Center’s poverty-related research projects. In addition to Wimer’s research on measuring poverty and disadvantage, he also focuses on how families cope with poverty and economic insecurity, with a particular focus on how families manage food insecurity and other forms of material hardship. His work pays particular attention to the role of government policies and programs and their potential impacts on the wellbeing of low-income families and children

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