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sociology

Study: Black, white kids fare equally in public housing
Published May 8, 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 April 21, 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 Feb 13, 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 Nov 29, 2016
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 Sept 15, 2016
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 Aug 26, 2016
GOP candidate's message likely resonating with those who believe they are worse off than their parents, Johns Hopkins sociologist Andrew Cherlin writes
Sociology
How welfare failed millions
Published Aug 23, 2016
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 14, 2016
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 April 26, 2016
A conversation with JHU sociologist Andrew Cherlin, who specializes in the study of marriage
A portrait of young lives in 'the other America'
Published April 19, 2016
Sociologists DeLuca, Edin take in-depth look at disparate paths of Baltimore youth in 'Coming of Age in the Other America'