Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson
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Poverty, social services and social welfare policy and politics

Director and professor


Researches poor families' access to social benefits, and policy and program strategies that improve access to those services. Before entering academia, Anderson was associate director for human services for the Michigan House Fiscal Agency where he was responsible for the annual development of the social services budgets for the Michigan House of Representatives.

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In his new book, "New Strategies for Social Innovation," Anderson finds that market-based approaches to social problems in the developing word can be effective, but have been over-hyped and should be viewed as supplements to government programs.