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Department of Political Science


Morgan A. Lowder

Title: Graduate Student
Public Administration & Public Policy
Department: Department of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Resources: Personal Website 
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Morgan Lowder is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. His research focus is U.S. social welfare policy, emphasizing the social consequences of conditioning welfare benefits on labor market participation. His dissertation is centered on how work-conditioned welfare policy, or workfare, funnels submerged benefits to employers at the expense of actual public assistance recipients. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina and a MPA from American University. 

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