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Peggy Kahn

David M. French Professor, Chair, Department of Political Science and Professor of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint

Dr. Kahn’s U.S. poverty-related research work has been small-scale, qualitative, and interdisciplinary. Over the last twenty years Kahn has focused on low-wage work and workers– work-family care dilemmas and access to work, public benefits and services, and post-secondary education, mainly in the U.S. Much of the field work has been focused in Flint, Michigan. At present Kahn is not generating new projects but has an ongoing interest in low-wage workers and work in health and social care sectors and in access of low-income households (including immigrant and refugee families) to health and social care. Dr. Kahn was involved with planning the 2014 Michigan Meeting organized by CEW on Women’s Economic Security. ¬†She teaches a course in Women, Gender and Work which focuses in large part on the low-wage labor market and a course in Comparative Social Welfare policy (focusing on the U.S. and western Europe). Dr. Kahn is a member of the American Sociological Association.

Ph.D. and M.A., University of California, Berkeley; B.A. Oberlin College

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