Melody K. Waring

Ph.D. Student

Curriculum vitae

School of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1350 University Ave
Office 126
Madison, WI 53706


Caring for Aging Parents: Stratified Effects on Labor Force Participation

Dissertation fellowship, funded by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

Child Support noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

Harmonized disparate measures from child support administrative data of eight demonstration states in randomized control trial with more than 10,000 participants. Collaborated on analysis and reporting.

Use of enforcement actions and their relationship to payments

Prepared reports to the state of Wisconsin and papers for peer-review related to child support and social policies. Conducted original analyses and literature reviews. Assisted with preparing analyses for dissemination.

Economic Status of PSEs and Low-Tier Career Employees in the USPS

Conducted primary analysis on survey data from 771 respondents in the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) on poverty, public assistance, and work conditions.