Archived articles


The Known World
Who is the working class?
Published Spring 2018
In this debut episode, The Known World podcast dives into issues facing the American working class / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Global affairs
Why thousands are protesting in Iran
Published March 22, 2018
Experts Vali Nasr, Ryan Calder discuss the economic causes of and political fallout from Iran's demonstrations
Childhood development
Products of their environments
Published March 22, 2018
A neighborhood's quality has a lasting effect on a child's behavior, Bloomberg School researchers find
Liquid culture
Published Fall 2017
Writer Granville Greene makes the case for knowing more about the people who made your mezcal / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Flight of the working class
Published March 22, 2018
Study: Shift away from Democratic Party affiliation among blue-collar voters set stage for Trump's victory
Study: Black, white kids fare equally in public housing
Published March 22, 2018
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 March 22, 2018
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 March 22, 2018
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 March 22, 2018
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 March 22, 2018
For-profit trade schools leave disadvantaged students with more debt, fewer job opportunities than nonprofit schools, study finds