University of Washington
Jennie Romich is a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington 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 “Ending 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 Consortium of U.S. Poverty Centers.
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