The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia
University School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral
scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography,
social work, sociology, or a related discipline, to conduct
analyses of policy proposals related to poverty, inequality,
economic security, hardship, and mobility. The postdoc will work
with faculty and staff to analyze data on trends and levels of
poverty and related outcomes and to evaluate the impact of
current and proposed social policies, with a major emphasis on
vulnerable groups such as young adults.
The goal of this UCOP-funded pilot program on Child Health,
Poverty and Public Policy is to lay the foundation for a UC-wide
network of scholars who are committed to rigorous cross-training
in multiple disciplinary-specific skills and “languages” that are
necessary to produce a comprehensive understanding of the
mechanisms by which health and nutrition programs (e.g.