Christopher Wimer

Christopher Wimer is a Senior Research Scientist at CPRC and a co-Director of the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the School of Social Work. He works on research projects within the Children, Youth, and Families and Urbanism Research Areas. He is the Project Director on CPRC's New York City Longitudinal Study of Wellbeing, and also manages and participates in the research on many of CPRC's poverty-related research projects.  Wimer's research focuses on measuring poverty and disadvantage, how families cope with poverty and economic insecurity, and the role of social policies in the lives of disadvantaged families.

Research Interests

Adolescent / Young Adult Developmental Transitions
Child Policy
Human Capital and Children
Income Based Interventions
LGBT Populations
Long Reach of Childhood or Childhood Origins of Adult Health
Place-Based Interventions
Policy (policies)
Social Policy
Social Stratification
Social Support
Toxic Stress


American Community Survey
Consumer Expenditure Survey
Current Population Survey
Decennial Census
Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies Program or other Institute of Education Sciences Data
Early Childhood Poverty Tracker Data
General Social Survey
Health and Retirement Study
Poverty Tracker Data
Survey of Income and Program Participation