Laura Tach

Laura Tach

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2010.
Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology (by courtesy), Cornell University.
Associate Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University.
Laura Tach


Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2012.

William Julius Wilson Early Career Award: Inequality, Poverty, Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association, 2018.

Laura Tach has been named a William T. Grant Scholar, 2015-2020. The William T. Grant Scholars program selects 4-6 promising early-career researchers each year in the social, behavioral, and health sciences and supports their professional development with five-year research awards.

It's Not Like I'm PoorIt's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare Worldco-authored by Sarah Halpern-Meekin '09, Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University), Laura Tach '10, and Jennifer Sykes '11, has been published by the University of California Press (2015).

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