Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Sociology
Competition: US & Canada
Sheldon Danziger is the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Director of the National Poverty Center, and Director of the Ford Foundation Program on Poverty and Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood.
Mr. Danziger is the co-author of America Unequal (1995) and Detroit Divided (2000) and co-editor of numerous journal articles and books, including Understanding Poverty (2001), Working and Poor: How Economic and Public Policy Changes are Affecting Low-Wage Workers (2006), The Price of Independence: The Economics of Early Adulthood (2007), and Changing Poverty (2009).
Mr. Danziger received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1998, he was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 1983 to 1988. He will be studying four decades of antipoverty policies during his Guggenheim Fellowship term.