Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, Universidad de los Andes
Bio & CV
I am an assistant professor in the School of Government at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. I received my Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin -Madison.
I hold a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin –Madison, a degree in Journalism and a degree in Sociology both from the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia.
My research broadly examines how poverty, inequality, and social policies impact the lives of vulnerable children and families. I am currently engaged in studies in three primary areas: (1) examining the impact of social policies, particularly related to child support policy and enforcement, on the well-being of families and children; (2) understanding the influence of family and household structure on children’s and adult’s well-being; and (3) exploring the economic consequences of divorce and separation for women in Colombia, and examining how government transfers affect women’s economic well-being pre- and post-separation.
Most of my work is empirical and focuses on both domestic and international comparative research. My work aims to inform evidence-based policymaking in order to improve social policies’ capacity to assist families with children.
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Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 111711