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Fenaba Addo, Ph.D.

RWJF Health & Society Scholar:

Public Policy

Area(s) of Expertise:
Family and Social Welfare Policy, Social Demography, Family Economics, Wealth Inequality



Fenaba Addo is an Assistant Professor of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is also an affiliate with the Center on Financial Security, Center for Demography and Ecology, and Institute for Research on Poverty. Her research examines how economic resources and financial behaviors influence family and household dynamics, such as cohabitation, marriage, relationship quality, and health disparities with a focus on women, low-income, and racial and ethnic minority populations. Her published research appears in Demography, Family Relations, The American Sociological ReviewJournal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, The Review of Black Political Economy, and Social Science Research.  Fenaba received her Ph.D. from the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

Journal Articles:
Click here for a list of Fenaba Addo's available publications in Google Scholar