Andrew Schaefer

Vulnerable Families Research Associate


Andrew Schaefer is a Vulnerable Families Research Associate 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 the gender gap in leisure time and children's access to public health insurance during and after the Great Recession.

Andrew is currently a doctoral candidate in the sociology department at the University of New Hampshire, with a concentration in religion, family, and work. 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, writing his thesis on religiosity and attitudes towards forgiving others across the life course. He received his undergraduate degree in sociology from Keene State College in 2009.

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