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CSDE Research Affiliate

Jennifer Romich

Professor, School of Social Work
University of Washington
Tel: 206-616-6121

CSDE Committees: Executive Committee Member

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

In the News:

Jennie Romich is a Professor of Social Welfare at the UW School of Social Work and faculty director of the West Coast Poverty Center. She studies resources and economic well-being in families with an emphasis on low-income workers, household budgets, and families’ interactions with public policy. Her recent projects include research into effective marginal tax rates created by means-tested benefit schedules and the tax system; an investigation of income of families involved with the child welfare system; and mixed-method evaluations of the Seattle Paid Safe and Sick Time Ordinance and $15 minimum wage.  She co-leads the national effort on “Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality” for the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare’s Grand Challenges Initiative and co-chairs a national research network on “Poverty, Employment, and Self-Sufficiency” through the Collaborative of U.S. Poverty Centers.