Ph.D. University of Maryland
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Phone (848) 932-2963
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- Poverty and family welfare
- Welfare policy
- Social policy implementation
- Intimate partner violence
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Publications and Activities
- Hetling, A. & Botein, H. (March, 2012). Housing assistance and disconnection from welfare and work: Assessing the impacts of public housing and tenant-based rental subsidies. National Poverty Center Working Paper Series, #12-08.
- Saunders, C., Hetling, A., Ovwigho, P., & Born, C. (2012). Children without parents on the TANF caseload: Thinking beyond the child-only label. Children and Youth Services Review 34 (5), 1024-1034.
- Ovwigho, P., Kolupanowich, N., Hetling, A. & Born, C. (2011). Lost leavers: Uncovering the circumstances of those without welfare and without work. Families in Society 92 (4), 1-8.
- Hetling, A. (2011). Welfare caseworker assessments and domestic violence services: Findings from administrative data and case narratives. Violence Against Women 17 (8), 1046-1066.
- Hetling, A. (September, 2011). The importance of region and state welfare rules for disconnected single mothers. University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Discussion Paper Series, DP2011-04.
- Hetling, A. & Greenberg, M. (2011). In our backyards: Regional influences on public opinion of immigration. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences 2 (1).
- Hetling, A. & Botein, H. (2010). Are external influences barriers or opportunities? The case of developing a new housing program for domestic violence victims. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21 (2), 177-194.
- Hetling, A. & Zhang, H. (2010). Domestic violence, poverty, and social services: Does location matter? Social Science Quarterly, 9 (5), 1144-1163.
- Botein, H. & Hetling, A. (2010). Permanent supportive housing for domestic violence victims: Program theory and client perspectives. Housing Policy Debate, 20 (1).
- Hetling, A. (2009.) Book review of Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State. By Scott W. Allard. Perspectives on Politics, 7 (4), 952-954.
- Hetling, A., McDermott, M., & Mapps, M. (2008). Symbolism versus policy learning: Public opinion of the 1996 U.S. welfare reforms. American Politics Research, 36 (3), 335-357.
- Hetling, A. & McDermott, M. (2008). Judging a book by its cover: Did perceptions of the 1996 U.S. welfare reforms affect public support for spending on the poor? Journal of Social Policy, 37 (3), 471-487.
- Hetling, A., Ovwigho, P.C., & Born, C.E. (2007). Do Welfare Avoidance Grants prevent cash assistance? Social Service Review, 81 (4), 609-31.
- Hetling, A., Saunders, C., & Born, C.E. (2006). “Missing” domestic violence victims in welfare caseloads: The discrepancy between administrative and survey disclosure rates. Journal of Health and Social Policy, 22 (2), 79-95.
- Hetling, A. & Born, C.E. (2006). Specialists in welfare offices: Do Family Violence Option experts matter? Administration in Social Work, 30 (4), 19-36.
- Hetling, A., Tracy, K., & Born, C.E. (2006). A rose by any other name? Lump-sum diversion or traditional welfare grant? The Journal of Policy Practice, 5 (2/3), 43-59.
- Hetling, A., Tracy, K., & Born, C.E. (2005). Time’s Up: The Relative Disadvantages of Long-term and Short-term Urban Welfare Recipients? Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 12 (2/3), 17-38.
- Hetling, A. & Born, C.E. (2005). Examining the impact of the Family Violence Option on women’s efforts to leave welfare. Research on Social Work Practice, 15 (3), 143-153.
- Hetling, A. (2000). Addressing domestic violence as a barrier to self-sufficiency: The relationship of welfare receipt and spousal abuse. Journal of Public and International Affairs, 11, 21–35.
Andrea Hetling is an Assistant Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Hetling’s research interests are in the area of domestic social policies that target disadvantaged or marginalized groups. She is particularly interested in evaluating the implementation and outcomes of social programs designed to reduce poverty, inequality, and family violence. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research on TANF time limits and diversion programs, the Family Violence Option, public opinion of welfare reform, and permanent supportive housing programs. Her work has appeared in various journals including Housing Policy Debate, the Journal of Social Policy, Social Science Quarterly, Social Service Review, and Violence Against Women. Dr. Hetling holds a number of leadership positions in the field of poverty research including appointments as an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Children & Poverty and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.
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