Faculty Affiliate, Center on Violence Against Women and ChildrenB.A. Columbia University; Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, Ph.D. University of Maryland
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- Poverty and family welfare
- Welfare policy
- Social policy implementation
- Intimate partner violence
Andrea Hetling is an Associate 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.
- Principles of Public Policy
- Research Methods
- U.S. Social Policy
- American Social Policy
- Public Policy Methods II
Articles in Refereed Journals
- Postmus, J., Hetling, A., Hoge, G.L. (2015). Evaluating a financial education curriculum as an intervention to improve financial behaviors and financial well-being of survivors of domestic violence: Results from a longitudinal randomized controlled study. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49 (1), 250-266. doi: 10.1111/joca.12057
- Hetling, A., Stylianou, A.M., & Postmus, J.L. (2015). Measuring financial strain in the lives of survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (6), 1046-1064. doi: 10.1177/0886260514539758
- Hetling, A., Kwon, J., & Mahn, E. (2014). Income packaging and economic disconnection: Do sources of support differ from other low-income women? Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 41 (3), 85-112.
- Hetling, A., Watson, S., & Horgan, M. (2014). “We live in a technological era whether you like it or not”: Client perspectives and online welfare applications. Administration & Society. 46 (5), 519-547. doi: 10.1177/0095399712465596
- Hetling, A., & Postmus, J. (2014). Financial literacy and economic empowerment of survivors of intimate partner violence: Examining the differences between public assistance recipients and non-recipients. Journal of Poverty. 18(2), 130-149. doi: 10.1080/10875549.2014.896308
- Hetling, A., & Botein, H. (2013). Housing assistance and disconnection from welfare and work: Assessing the impacts of public housing and tenant-based rental subsidies. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 40 .(3), 7-30.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. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.02.003
- Hetling, A. (2011). Welfare caseworker assessments and domestic violence services: Findings from administrative data and case narratives. Violence Against Women, 17 (8), 1046-1066. Nominated for article of the year award. doi: 10.1177/1077801211414928
- Hetling, A. & Greenberg, M. (2011.) In our backyards: Regional influences on public opinion of immigration. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences 2 (1).
- 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), 397-404. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.4153
- Hetling, A. & Zhang, H. (2010). Domestic violence, poverty, and social services: Does location matter? Social Science Quarterly, 91 (5), 1144-1163. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2010.00725.x
- Hetling, A. & Botein, H. (2010). Positive and negative effects of external influences on program design. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21 (2), 177-194. doi: 10.1002/nml.20019
- Botein, H. & Hetling, A. (2010). Permanent supportive housing for domestic violence victims: Program theory and client perspectives. Housing Policy Debate, 20 (3): 185-208. doi: 10.1080/10511481003738575
- 2010: 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.
- 2011: Hetling, A. (June, 2011) Available RDC documentation for the 1996, 2001, and 2004 SIPP panels. (Confidential Technical Memorandum to the Census).
- 2012: Hetling, A. (May, 2012). Findings on the relationship between state welfare rules and responses to the SIPP welfare reform topical module, 1996, 2001, and 2004 panels. (Confidential Technical Memorandum to the Census).
- 2012: 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.
- 2012: 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.