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Victor Agadjanian | jimi adams | Boaventura Cau | Sophia Chae |
Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Gerardo Chowell-Puente | Carey Cooper |
Connie Gager | María Hilda García-Pérez | Jennifer Glick | Patricia Gober | Brian Gratton | Steven Haas | Sarah Hayford | Chris Herbst |
Daniel J. Hruschka | Olga Kornienko | Melissa Kovacs | Jennie Kronenfeld |
Francisco Lara-Valencia | Wei Li | Vera Lopez | Nathan Martin |
Eileen Diaz McConnell | Cecilia Menjívar | Alan Murray | Nathan Martin | Masumi Iida | Laura Peck | Deirdre Pfeiffer | Matthew Pittinsky |
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga | David Schaefer | Alexandra Brewis Slade | Carlos Santos | Nicole Weller | Natalie Wilkens | Scott Yabiku


Chris Herbst, Associate Professor
School of Public Affairs
Email: Chris.Herbst@asu.edu | Web: www.chrisherbst.net

My primary research interests focus on the impact of social policy reforms, primarily welfare reform, child care subsidies, and the Earned Income Tax Credit, on parental employment, family structure, and child well-being. For example, a current project (with Erdal Tekin, Georgia State University) examines the impact of child care subsidy receipt on low-income children's cognitive and behavioral development. An extension to this research focuses on the role of subsidies in influencing children's weight outcomes. I am also working on a project that explores the relationship between recent welfare reform and measures of single mothers' subjective well-being, including happiness, political efficacy, and social trust. A final project underway uses state-level panel data to estimate the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on pregnancies, births, and abortion.

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