University of Wisconsin–Madison

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

Associate Professor
Faculty Research Scholar, DuPRI's Population Research Center

elizabeth.ananat@duke.edu

Sanford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics
Duke University

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat is Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies and Economics at Duke University. In 2010 she served as Senior Economist for Labor, Education, and Welfare at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Her research focuses on the intergenerational dynamics of poverty and inequality, including: the causes and consequences of racial segregation, determinants of family structure, effects of local economic change, and reproductive decisionmaking. She takes particular interest in quasi-experimental methods for causal inference and in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding social problems.

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat's Research Interests

  • Demography
  • Work and family
  • Racial discrimination
  • Income inequality
  • Poverty

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