Angela Rachidi is the Rowe Scholar in poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she studies poverty and the effects of federal safety-net programs on low-income people in America. She is an expert in support programs for low-income families, including the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She also studies the effects of the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit on low-income American families, particularly on their work and income. Her research focuses on the relationship between employment and poverty, specifically the effectiveness of government programs and policies on increasing employment and family well-being.
Dr. Rachidi is affiliated with the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine. She is also a member of the Poverty, Tax, and Transfer Policies Research Network sponsored by the IRP and a board member for the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics. She previously served on the AEI-Brookings Paid Family Leave Working Group.