Andrew Schaefer is a Vulnerable Families Research Scientist at the Carsey School of Public Policy. Andrew joined Carsey in May 2010 as a research assistant on the Vulnerable Families research team. Much of his work at Carsey focuses on poverty, the social safety net, and women and work, including policies and programs that support low-income and other working families. Andrew is currently working on projects exploring counties with high child poverty and the economic conditions of immigrants in rural places.
Andrew received his PhD in sociology from the University of New Hampshire in 2017, with concentrations in work, family, and religion. His dissertation explores the relationships between religious affiliation and gendered labor patterns in U.S. counties. In 2011, he earned a master’s degree from the UNH sociology department and he received his undergraduate degree in sociology from Keene State College in 2009.