Molly Costanzo

AM, University of Chicago, 2010; BA, Loyola University of Chicago, 2005

macostanzo@wisc.edu

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Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Molly Costanzo

Molly Costanzo is a PhD candidate and graduate research fellow at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Her research focuses broadly on the role of social policies in the lives of vulnerable children and families.

In particular, Molly’s dissertation examines how policy impacts family well-being outcomes, including labor market participation and child care access, for families raising a child with a disability.  This work is supported by the Retirement and Disability Research Center at UW-Madison’s Center for Financial Security. Molly’s second strand of research investigates the role of child support policy on the economic well-being of parents and children.

In her work, Molly aims to use a social welfare lens to provide evidence to inform policies that support vulnerable families. Her work is influenced by her training as a social worker as well as her professional experience as a disability researcher at the Social Security Administration.