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Study: Black, white kids fare equally in public housing
Published July 23, 2017
Racial disparities in school, jobs, earnings for those who grow up in subsidized housing have largely vanished, but a troubling difference in neighborhood quality remains
Hearing their voices
New approaches for reaching Baltimore's youth
Published July 23, 2017
JHU's 21st Century Cities Initiative releases report based on conversations with young people in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in 2015
Who eats when food is scarce?
Published July 23, 2017
Analysis of food deprivation in three cities shows teens in poor families often go hungry before young children
Public policy
Public housing and child well-being
Published July 23, 2017
Subsidized housing appears to boost high-performing kids but have opposite effect on those with low test scores, behavioral issues
The high cost of for-profit schools
Published July 23, 2017
For-profit trade schools leave disadvantaged students with more debt, fewer job opportunities than nonprofit schools, study finds
Election 2016
'Downwardly mobile' for Donald
Published July 23, 2017
GOP candidate's message likely resonating with those who believe they are worse off than their parents, Johns Hopkins sociologist Andrew Cherlin writes
How welfare failed millions
Published July 23, 2017
Welfare now less responsive to families who need it, drives people to live on 'virtually nothing,' poverty expert Kathy Edin says
Carriage before marriage
Unmarried with children
Published July 23, 2017
A lack of middle-income jobs may drive more young people to have children before getting married, study finds
What I've Learned
The changing American family
Published July 23, 2017
A conversation with JHU sociologist Andrew Cherlin, who specializes in the study of marriage
A portrait of young lives in 'the other America'
Published July 23, 2017
Sociologists DeLuca, Edin take in-depth look at disparate paths of Baltimore youth in 'Coming of Age in the Other America'