- Anti-poverty and human services policy
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the safety net
- Equity analysis of public policies
- Social policy implementation
- Intimate partner violence
Andrea Hetling is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Hetling’s research interests focus on how public programs and policies can support economic well-being and financial stability among vulnerable populations, including families living in poverty and survivors of intimate partner violence. In 2019, Andrea was selected as one of only five Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network (FSSRN) Scholars and awarded a five-year grant by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Before getting her Ph.D., Andrea worked as a program administrator at a domestic violence agency, focusing on advocacy and development issues. As a strong believer in the public impact of applied policy research, Andrea regularly connects her research projects with her teaching and mentoring and to her service to the greater community.
- Principles of Public Policy
- Research Methods
- U.S. Social Policy
- Policy Practicum
- American Social Policy
- Public Policy Methods I
- Public Policy Methods II
- 2016: Hetling, A. & Botein, H. Home “safe” home: The challenges of housing solutions for survivors of intimate partner violence. Rutgers University Press.
- 2016: Hetling, A. (2015). Technology and Public Policy. in M.A. Odekon (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition.
- 2016: Hetling, A. & Hoge, G. (2015) Economic Self-Sufficiency. in in M.A. Odekon (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2020: Nikolova, K., Steiner, J., Postmus, J.L., Hetling, A., and Johnson, L. (2020). Administering the U.S. Family Violence Option: The role of stigma in waiver recommendations. Health & Social Care in the Community. (June Online First).
- 2020: Hetling, A., Dunford, A., & Botein, H. (2020). Community in the permanent supportive housing model: Applications to survivors of intimate partner violence. Housing, Theory and Society, 37(4), 400-416.
- 2020: Johnson, L., Postmus, J.L., Hetling, A., Steiner, J., Riordan, A., & Braasch, L. (2019). Divergent attitudes among domestic violence risk assessors and county welfare agency staff during the Family Violence Option process. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 44(2) 169-186.
- 2017: Hetling, A., Postmus, J.L., & Kaltz, C. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of a financial literacy curriculum for survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37 (4), 672-685.
- 2016: Hetling, A., Hoge, G.L., & Postmus, J.L. (2016). What is economic self-sufficiency? Validating a measurement scale for policy, practice, and research. Journal of Poverty, 20 (2), 214-235.
- 2016: Hetling, A., Kwon, J., & Saunders, C. (2015). The relationship between state welfare rules on economic disconnection among low-income single mothers. Social Service Review, 89 (4), 653-685.
- 2015: Postmus, J., Hetling, A., Hoge, G.L. (2015). Evaluating a financial education curriculum as an intervention to improve financial behaviors and financial well-being of survivors of domestic violence: Results from a longitudinal randomized controlled study. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49 (1), 250-266. doi: 10.1111/joca.12057
- 2015: Hetling, A., Stylianou, A.M., & Postmus, J.L. (2015). Measuring financial strain in the lives of survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (6), 1046-1064. doi: 10.1177/0886260514539758
- 2020: Hetling, A. (2019). Building a Trauma-Informed Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program: An Evaluative Toolkit. Washington, DC: Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 64 pp.
- 2020: Seith, D.* & Hetling, A. (December, 2019). April 2019 snapshot of active TANF cases: Short-, medium-, and long-term New Jersey, single-parent, TANF participants.
- 2020: Understanding TANF in New Jersey: Internal Confidential Administrative Data Reports to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. 16 pp.
- 2020: Seith, D.*, Roman, J.*, & Hetling, A. (June, 2020). TANF exits, recidivism, and churn: Caseload dynamics among a 2018 cohort of single adults with children. Confidential report to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. 23 pp.
- 2020: Seith, D.*, Holcomb, S.*, & Hetling, A. (March, 2020). Conceptualizing and measuring TANF spells: Creating longitudinal, administrative data files. Understanding TANF in New Jersey: Internal Confidential Administrative Data Reports to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. 13 pp.