Catherine Lawrence

Studies families, poverty, child welfare, and the distribution of social goods in the U.S.

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Catherine Lawrence

Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Social welfare policy; history and services; poverty; child welfare; cultural competence

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Catherine Lawrence's research examines social welfare policy in the United States, with a focus on families, poverty, child welfare and the distribution of social goods. Previously, she was a graduate research associate at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, where she published work on state policy implementation.