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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 12:03:00 pm
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 12:07:00 pm
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 12:43:00 pm
Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander and his fellow researchers tracked 790 Baltimore children for a quarter century
Sociology

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 12:21:00 pm
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 12:00:00 pm
Escaping poor neighborhoods can change a family's perspective, study suggests
Too poor to part?

Recession suppression

January 29, 2014 9:30:00 am
Recent U.S. divorce rate trend has 'faint echo' of Depression-era pattern, JHU sociologist says
Opinion

A tax on being poor

March 11, 2013 8:22:00 am
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

Space over safety?

January 10, 2013 11:45:00 am
Low-income families make tradeoffs between dwelling size, neighborhood safety when choosing where to live, research shows

Children of U.S. immigrants outperforming their peers

September 13, 2012 4:40:00 pm
They fare better academically, make smoother transitions to adulthood, Johns Hopkins sociologists find

A 'butterfly' in Kabul

September 13, 2012 3:30:00 pm
SAIS doctoral candidate writes about the life and death of an 8-year-old girl in Afghanistan / The New York Times

Why school shooters shoot

August 29, 2012 9:16:39 am
Katherine Newman's research offers insight into rampage school shootings like the one at Perry Hall High School / The Baltimore Sun