Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life, and neighborhood contexts, through direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income populations. A qualitative and mixed-method researcher, she has taken on key mysteries about the urban poor that have not been fully answered by quantitative work: How do single mothers possibly survive on welfare? Why don’t more go to work? Why do they end up as single mothers in the first place? Where are the fathers and why do they disengage from their children’s lives? How have the lives of the single mothers changed as a result of welfare reform? The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income women, men, and children.
Edin has authored 8 books and some 60 journal articles. $2 a Day: The Art of Living on Virtually Nothing in America, co-authored with Luke Shaefer, was met with wide critical acclaim. It was included in The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015, cited as “essential reporting about the rise in destitute families.”
Edin is a Trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation, was a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Network on Housing and Families with Young Children and was a past member of the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy. In 2014, she was elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2017 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. Edin received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from North Park University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. She has previously taught at Rutgers University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University.
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Kathryn Edin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathryn Edin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Kathryn Edin generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathryn Edin for an upcoming event.
Pisgah Legal - Oct 17 2018
The experience with the AAE team was great and felt like they tried to gain a deep understanding of the event and visit from the beginning. The communication was incredibly timely and detailed and they were patient with us as we finalized details. Throughout Dr. Edin’s visit, they stayed in communication to make sure everything was going well and I felt incredibly supported throughout the entire process. The relationship with the AAE team felt much more personal than other interactions we’ve had with agencies in the past, and it was much appreciated. Dr. Edin was flexible, personable, and made sure to treat each group like they were her only group that day. She made a great impression on our campus and the reviews have been phenomenal thus far.
North Carolina State University - Aug 23 2018
We have no complaints. I especially enjoyed working with The AAE Logistics Team. They provided top notch service and assistance and were just generally really nice to work with. Kathy Edin was a delight - so personable and accessible and everyone enjoyed that!
United Ministries - May 18 2018
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