Economics professor Lara Shore-Sheppard has been named a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar.

Photo of Lara Shore-SheppardLara Shore-Sheppard, Kimberly A. ’96 and Robert R. ’62 Henry Professor of Economics and department chair, has been named a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year.

Joining a cohort of 14 scholars in residence at the foundation in New York City, Shore-Sheppard will examine pre-retirement (ages 50-61) households with multigenerational or skipped-generation living arrangements.

Her research and writing will focus on how the generosity of safety net programs for families with children, social and economic factors and the interaction between these factors and safety net generosity impact living arrangements. She will also explore the extent to which living arrangements in pre-retirement years affect the well-being of older adults.

Visit the Russell Sage Foundation’s website for more information about the Visiting Scholars Program.

Published January 19, 2022