Scott W. Allard is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and a Research Associate of the Population Research Center at NORC and the University of Chicago. Allard is the Director of the Urban Network at the University of Chicago and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, as well as a research affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan and the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
His primary areas of research expertise are urban poverty, employment among low-skill workers, residential mobility, safety net utilization, and the spatial accessibility of governmental and nongovernmental safety net programs. Click here to view his personal research website, or click here to view his page with the University of Chicago News Office.
He is author of Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press). In addition, he has published several articles on the geography of contemporary social welfare policy and on social service delivery in the post-welfare reform era that have appeared in the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Policy Studies Journal, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and Urban Affairs Review.
Allard has received research grants supporting his work on social welfare policy from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Brookings Institution, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).