Elaine SorensenElaine Sorensen is a Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute, where she has worked for 17 years.Her
current research focuses on low-income families and child support policy.Before that, she
examined women's employment and comparable worth policies.Sorensen
has published extensively on these issues and is routinely called upon to provide expert advice to policy makers, administrators, and the public.Prior to joining the Urban Institute, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Sorensen received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983.
Prior to her
election to the Policy Council
, most of her
professional service work has focused on integrating research into the programs and activities of the National Child Support Enforcement Association