Dr. Pilkauskas’ research broadly focuses on the health, development and well-being of low-income families and children. She is particularly interested in the role that private support networks play in helping families make ends meet. Much of her research focuses on the role that grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. She also examines the effects of economic well-being (material hardship, unemployment, poverty) and public policy on families and children.
Ph.D. Columbia University; M.P.P. Harvard University; B.A. Northwestern University