Beth Mattingly is a policy fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy and an assistant vice president in the Regional and Community Outreach department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Previously, she directed Carsey’s Vulnerable Families Research Program and served as a research consultant for the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. Her interests center on determining and understanding who is struggling to make ends meet, including the development of innovative poverty measures and understanding the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income populations Her research examines child poverty and how the impact of safety net programs varies across demographic characteristics and how these programs intersect with work to inhibit or enhance economic stability.
Beth has published in several academic journals, including Social Forces and Journal of Marriage and Family, and in edited volumes. Her work has been featured in Time magazine, Real Simple magazine, USA Today, and other media outlets. In addition, she has appeared on National Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and California Public Radio to discuss her research. Beth completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Family Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire and received her master's and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Maryland. She has an undergraduate degree in geography from Dartmouth College.