SPIA in NJ: Democracy in Action
Sept. 22, 2023

How can a think tank turn a good-on-paper policy into real-world results? New Jersey Policy Perspective's Louis Di Paolo and Peter Chen peel back the curtain to show how a state-level policy think tank can use policy papers, strategic coalitions, and creative communications to improve outcomes and social and economic equity for…

The Injustice of Place
July 28, 2023

News Clips from The Injustice of Place with Kathryn Edin

In America's "Internal Colonies," the Poor Die Far Younger then Richer Americans
CBS News: 07/27/2023 by Aimee Picchi

The Injustice of Place Book Talk and Alumni Reception
Aug. 21, 2023

Join the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a joint alumni book talk and reception with the authors of the book The Injustice of Place:

H. Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor at the Ford…
Kathryn Edin Elected to the American Philosophical Society
May 19, 2023

Election to the APS honors extraordinary achievement in members respective fields. The APS is unusual among learned societies because its membership is composed of top scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Kathryn Edin has been elected and accepted for her numerous accomplishments in the Social Sciences. 


FFCWS changes name to The Future of Families and Child Wellbeing Study
Jan. 6, 2023

Since beginning in 1998, the focus of FFCWS has evolved and expanded in exciting ways. The decision to change our name honors the significance of this history as well as a continued commitment to the wellbeing of children, youth, and families.

FFCWS began with nearly 5,000 children born between 1998 and 2000 and is the United States’…

Princeton PACRI Award- Kathryn Edin-PI
Nov. 8, 2022

This project will build on a pilot project by Kathy Edin to more deeply explore the role of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in household budgets, household formation, and caregiving decisions, and how the concentration of disability incidence and assistance impacts communities. We will conduct…

Investing in Latino children and youth—the future strength of the US
July 13, 2022

This Brookings blog draws from the authors' recent article in The ANNALs of the American Academy of Political and Social Science:Investing in Latino Children and Youth,” edited by Lisa Gennetian and CRCW's Marta Tienda.

Coming of Age in Appalachia, Emerging or Expedited Adulthood?
May 12, 2022

Miller and Edin examine the transition to adulthood in a poor, white, rural community in Appalachia. Young adults come of age in a context of persistent poverty, economic decline, an ongoing opioid and addiction crisis, and strong community norms about family and work bolstered by religious institutions. For low-income young adults in this…

Spotlight on Mass Incarceration, Police Contact, and School Discipline
March 21, 2022

A core strength of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study is its significant representation of Black and Latinx families. Many researchers have used these data to study the impacts of mass incarceration, police contact, and school discipline, which disproportionately affect communities of color. Each week,…

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