Edin’s research focuses on the social safety net (welfare and the Earned Income Tax Credit), family structure and child wellbeing, and housing and neighborhoods. She is a member of the MacArthur Network on Housing and Children, which is about to launch a multi-year study of how families at or below Area Median Income make housing, school, and neighborhood tradeoffs. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the qualitative study for this effort, with Stefanie DeLuca. The network’s broader goal is to understand how multiple contexts, rather than a single domain (i.e. housing), impacts child wellbeing.