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$2 a day

Extreme poverty examined

October 6, 2015
Book co-authored by JHU social scientist Kathryn Edin profiles the poorest of the poor in the U.S. / Marketplace
Health care spending

Obamacare chilling effect?

September 21, 2015
Affordable Care Act saps enthusiasm for increased government health care spending, study suggests
Neighbors, not classmates

Dynamics of school choice

September 2, 2015
Sociologist Julia Burdick-Will challenges notion that students in low-income neighborhoods become trapped in failing schools
Hearing Their Voices

Tuning in to what young city residents have to say

August 20, 2015
Project gives young people in Baltimore a chance to share their stories in wake of Freddie Gray's death, resulting unrest
Love and money

'Deadbeat dads' study

June 15, 2015
Many low-income fathers support their children through gifts, not cash, research suggests

Long shadow of a poor start

Winter 2014
For 25 years, Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander and his colleague followed the lives of 790 children growing up in a variety of Baltimore neighborhoods. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Baby gap

First comes carriage?

June 16, 2014
Waiting until marriage to have babies now 'unusual' among early adults who don't attend college
Home schooled?

An equation for success

June 10, 2014
Research shows link between affordable housing and children's intellectual ability
'The long shadow'

Study explores how early years affect children's lives

June 2, 2014
Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander and his fellow researchers tracked 790 Baltimore children for a quarter century

Move out, move up

Summer 2014
Can families living in impoverished communities improve their situations if they receive assistance to move to better neighborhoods? / Johns Hopkins Magazine

Living different dreams

April 9, 2014
Minorities take more pride in owning a home, but they are also more likely to be dissatisfied with their neighborhood
Leaving here

New home, new outlook

March 21, 2014
Escaping poor neighborhoods can change a family's perspective, study suggests
Too poor to part?

Recession suppression

January 29, 2014
Recent U.S. divorce rate trend has 'faint echo' of Depression-era pattern, JHU sociologist says

A tax on being poor

March 11, 2013
JHU sociologist Katherine Newman examines regional disparities in how Americans are taxed / The New York Times

Ownership society among slaves

Spring 2013
Historian Dylan Penningroth argues that allowing slaves to own property was less about leniency and more about self-interest / Johns Hopkins Magazine