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Natasha Pilkauskas

Natasha Pilkauskas

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Natasha Pilkauskas is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School. Pilkauskas' research considers how social policy might improve the developmental and life trajectories of low-income children.

Much of her research focuses on the living arrangements of low-income children, especially those who live with grandparents. Past and current projects also investigate the role of family/kin transfers in helping families make ends meet; links between maternal employment and school outcomes; the effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit; and the effects of the Great Recession on low-income households.

Pilkauskas received a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and a PhD in social welfare policy from Columbia University.

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Nov 08, 2018 17:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

In a recent study, I discovered that the number of kids living with their parents and grandparents in what demographers call a three-generation household has nearly doubled over the past two decades. Why has this been...

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