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The Family Economic Policy Lab investigates social policy alternatives to address social and economic inequality. A guiding principle in our work is that research must be accessible to academics, decision-makers, practitioners, and the public. We achieve this by disseminating our work through academic articles, project reports, and Op-Eds.

Please contact Dr. Leah Hamilton at if you need full-text access to any of our academic publications.

Academic Articles and Op-Eds


  • Hamilton, L., Bellisle, D., Brugger, L., Roll, S., Fox-Dichter, S., and *Pitman, E. (2024). “It saved us”: Parent perspectives of the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit. SN Social Sciences, 4(26).






  • Hamilton, L. & Martin-West, S. (2019). Universal Basic Income, Poverty, and Social Justice: A Moral and Economic Imperative for Social Workers. Social Work.
  • Hamilton, L., Rothwell, D., Huang, J., Nam, Y., & Dollar, T. (2019, Jul 29). Guarding Public Coffers or Trapping the Poor? The Role of Public Assistance Asset Limits in Program Efficacy and Family Economic Well-Being. Poverty & Public Policy.
  • Hamilton, L. (2019, Jul 11). Does generous welfare policy encourage dependence? TANF asset limits and duration of program participation. Journal of Children and Poverty.
  • Hamilton, L. & Mulvale, J.P. (2019, May 20). “Human Again”: The (Unrealized) Promise of Basic Income in Ontario. Journal of Poverty.