Caroline Danielson
Senior Fellow
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Social safety net programs, poverty
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Caroline Danielson is a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her research focuses on multiple dimensions of the social safety net, including its role in mitigating poverty, program access and enrollment, and the integration and governance of programs. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Policy Analysis and the Social Service Review. Before coming to PPIC, she was a principal analyst at the University of California's Welfare Policy Research Project and a faculty member in the Department of Politics at the State University of New York, Potsdam. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND graduate school.
California's Future  January 2016
Poverty in California  December 2015
Other Selected Publications
Danielson, Caroline, and Jacob Alex Klerman, "Did Welfare Reform Cause the Caseload Decline?” Social Service Review, 2008, Vol. 82, No. 4, pp. 703-730.

Klerman, Jacob A., and Caroline Danielson. 2011. "The Transformation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 30(4): 863–888.