Hi, I’m Zach.
My research focuses on the measurement, causes, and consequences of poverty and social inequality across the United States and European Union.
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Columbia University (Center on Poverty & Social Policy)
Past: University of Antwerp (PhD, Socio-Economics), University of Oxford (MSc, Comparative Social Policy), University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism)
- Comparative social policy (U.S., European Union)
- Family policy and child poverty
- Tax & benefits microsimulation
- Parolin, Z. (2019). “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Black-White Child Poverty Gap in the United States.” Socio-Economic Review.
- Parolin, Z. & Luigjes, C. (Forthcoming). “Incentive to Retrench? Investigating the Interactions of State and Federal Social Assistance Programs after Welfare Reform.” Social Service Review.
- Parolin, Z. & Brady, D. (2019). “Extreme Child Poverty and the Role of Social Policy in the United States.” Journal of Poverty & Social Justice.
- Parolin, Z. (2019). “The Effect of Benefit Underreporting on Estimates of Poverty in the United States.” Social Indicators Research.
- Laird, J., Parolin, Z., Waldfogel, J. & Wimer, C. (2018).”Poor State, Rich State: Understanding the Variability of Poverty Rates Across U.S. States.” Sociological Science.