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Sophia Rose Fox-Dichter

PhD Student in Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Fox-Dichter's research focuses on rental housing and social safety net policies in the United States. She is particularly interested in how these policies interact to increase household stability.


"Community Networks with a Family Focus: Success Factors in Implementing a TANF Funded Housing Support Program" (with Vee Yeo and Andrea Hetling). Journal of Social Service Research (2023).

Explores how a TANF-funded program to help families with their housing expenses worked in three different New Jersey counties. Findings indicate that the program succeeded when well-coordinated networks of providers took a family-focused rather than program-focused approach to implementation.

"Access to Employer Benefits and Financial Insecurity Among Frontline Healthcare Workers" (with Mathieu R. Despard and Haotian Zheng). Compensation & Benefits Review 55, no. 4 (2023): 123-141.

Examines access to worker benefits and financial security for frontline healthcare workers. Findings indicate that workers with college degrees who worked in facility-based settings had better access to benefits than those without degrees working in home health or private duty settings. Access to benefits was connected to greater financial stability, even after considering income.