Heather D. Hill is an associate professor in the Evans School. Her research examines how public and workplace policies influence family economic circumstances and child wellbeing in low-income families. She brings an inter-disciplinary lens to these topics, integrating theoretical and methodological insights from developmental psychology, economics, and sociology.
Research/Teaching Areas: Poverty and anti-poverty policy, Social policy and child well-being, Low-wage employment, Income volatility
Current Projects/Research: Trends and consequences of income instability in households with children, Effects of local and state minimum wage laws, Effects of state Earned Income Tax Credits on multiple forms of violence, Evaluating the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave program