Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Sarah Halpern-Meekin is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a sociologist who studies romantic relationships and welfare policy using a mixed-methods approach. Her current research includes examining how premarital experiences are associated with later relationship outcomes; how government-funded relationship education programs are experienced by their participants; and how changes to the welfare state, like the rise of the Earned Income Tax Credit, affect low-income families.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin's Research Interests
- Social policy/welfare state
- Class and inequality
- Qualitative methods