Department of Human Development and Family Studies
and La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Sarah Halpern-Meekin is a sociologist whose research focuses on family, adolescence, social policy and the welfare state, class and inequality, and qualitative methods. Her current research includes examining the role of parents’ churning (on-again/off-again) relationships in family life, exploring the experiences and financial decision-making of mothers who are receiving monthly unconditional cash gifts, and understanding how rural men make ends meet, spend their time, and make meaning while disconnected from the formal labor force.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin's Research Interests
- Social policy/welfare state
- Class and inequality
- Qualitative methods