Irwin Garfinkel


Affiliations and Contact Information

Areas of Interest and Expertise


  • He conducts research on the costs and benefits of welfare state programs. Much of this work focused on the economic insecurity of single mothers and their children, as well as policies designed to increase their security.

Applied Statistics Center Projects

Principal Investigator

  • Fragile families and child well-being (see the link from this page for more information)
  • For other projects, please see Dr. Garfinkel’s web site.