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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


Laura Peck, Associate Professor
School of Public Affairs
E-mail: Laura.Peck@asu.edu

At ASU’s School of Public Affairs since 2001, Professor Peck focuses on the effects of U.S. social policy on the well-being of children and families, and on research methods and program evaluation. Although some of her research focuses on the specific effects of individual policies or programs, the crux of her current research agenda is to explore how cross-state variation in the package of social welfare policies affects families and children. With collaborators, Peck has developed a unique Cross-State Policy Data set that extends from 1994 forward and includes ten areas of social policy that represent the U.S. safety net, broadly defined. To date, these data have been used for analyzing policy change in and of itself but also for exploring the effects of policy change on inequality and household economic well-being; and more recently, the relative influences of changes in the economy as they interact with policy change to affect household well-being. Dr. Peck serves as the Associate Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation.

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