Daniel Meyer



School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Daniel R. Meyer

Daniel Meyer is Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research centers on the economic well-being of single-parent families. Most of his work examines child support policy and welfare reform, employing data derived from his various Wisconsin-based projects. With Maria Cancian, he led a team of researchers that evaluated an experimental innovative child support policy in a multi-year project demonstrating the advantages of allowing all child support paid by noncustodial parents (usually fathers) to go to the family. The evaluation was used as important evidence to change the child support regime in the United Kingdom.

Daniel Meyer's Research Interests

  • Economic support for single-parent families, including child support and welfare
  • Welfare reform and evaluation
  • Comparative family policy

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