Faculty Affiliates

Luke Shaefer

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work; Associate Professor, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy; Director, University of Michigan Poverty Solutions

Luke Shaefer’s research focuses on the effectiveness of the United States’ social safety net in serving low-wage workers and economically disadvantaged families.

His recent work explores rising levels of extreme poverty in the United States, the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on material hardships, barriers to unemployment insurance faced by vulnerable workers, and strategies for increasing access to oral health care in the United States.