School of Social Service Administration
Marci A. Ybarra focuses her research on poverty and inequality, social service delivery, work supports, and family well-being. She is currently investigating three different areas of social policy (welfare reform, child care, and paid family leave) that impact both work and family life, with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged families.
She is author or coauthor of “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Why Welfare Applicants Leave Extended Application Periods,” in Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare; “The Children’s Bureau and the Passage of the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921: Early Social Work Macro Practice in Action,” in Families in Society; and “More Than Meets the Eye: Preserving Economic Success among Welfare Leavers,” in Journal of Policy Practice.
Ybarra holds a PhD in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin. She has been a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She earned her bachelor of social work degree and master of social work degree with a concentration in community practice from Wayne State University.
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