Poverty and Family Welfare; Welfare Policy; Social Policy Implementation; Intimate Partner Violence
Andrea Hetling is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Hetling’s research interests are in the area of domestic social policies that target disadvantaged or marginalized groups. She is particularly interested in evaluating the implementation and outcomes of social programs designed to reduce poverty, inequality, and family violence. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research on TANF time limits and diversion programs, the Family Violence Option, public opinion of welfare reform, and permanent supportive housing programs. Her work has appeared in various journals including Housing Policy Debate, the Journal of Social Policy, Social Science Quarterly, Social Service Review, and Violence Against Women. Dr. Hetling holds a number of leadership positions in the field of poverty research including appointments as an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Children & Poverty and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.