Associate Professor in the School of Social Work
University of Washington
Jennie Romich is associate 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.