Dan Meyer

Position title: Professor, Social Work

Email: drmeyer1@wisc.edu

212 School of Social Work
1350 University Avenue

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Curriculum Vitae


My background and research make me well-suited to be affiliated with the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE). I am a social worker who has been trained in social welfare, and my research focuses on the economic wellbeing of single-parent families. Much of my work examines social policies that affect the poverty of both custodial and noncustodial parents, and I have also examined the ways that contemporary family life (formation, dissolution, fertility, and living arrangements) is shaped by these policies.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families, and Households

Selected Publications

Cuesta, Laura, and Daniel R. Meyer. “Child Poverty and Child Support Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Colombia and the United States.” Children and Youth Services Review 93 (2018): 143-53.

Skinner, Christine, Daniel R. Meyer, Kay Cook, and Michael Fletcher. “Child Maintenance and Social Security Interactions: The Poverty Reduction Effects in Model Lone Parent Families across Four Countries.” Journal of Social Policy 46, no. 3 (2017): 495-516.

Cancian, Maria, Yiyoon Chung, and Daniel R. Meyer. “Fathers’ Imprisonment and Mothers’ Multiple-Partner Fertility.” Demography 53, no. 6 (2016): 2045-74. PubMed Central ID 5127878.