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December 17, 2013



 

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Maria Cancian

Associate Dean for Fiscal Initiatives and Social Sciences, College of Letters & Science
Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

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Institute for Research on Poverty
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608.265.9037

Administrative Contact
College of Letters and Science
301 South Hall
Madison, WI 53706
608.263.7221

Maria Cancian is Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work, L&S Associate Dean for Fiscal Initiatives and Social Sciences, and an affiliate and former Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research considers the relationship between public policies and changes in marriage, fertility, employment and family wellbeing. Ongoing projects consider the implications of multiple partner fertility for family organization and policy, as well as the interactions of the incarceration, child welfare and child support systems.  She is Principal Investigator, with Daniel R. Meyer, for the Child Support Research Agreement and the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration.

Professor Cancian has served as a W.T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow in residence at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a Visiting Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of Michigan.

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