Sheldon H. Danziger


Sheldon H. Danziger is the President of the Russell Sage Foundation. He is on leave as the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, The 2010 John Kenneth Galbraith fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Director of the National Poverty Center, and Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy. Professor Danziger received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Professor Danziger’s research focuses on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality and on social welfare policies.


He is author and co-editor of numerous books and articles including: America Unequal; Detroit Divided; Understanding Poverty; Securing the Future: Investing in Children From Birth To College; Child Poverty and Deprivation in the Industrialized Countries; Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes are Affecting Low-Wage Workers; The Price of Independence: The Economics of Early Adulthood and Changing Poverty, Changing Policies. | voice: (734) 615-8321 | fax: (734) 615-8047