In this December 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Peter Gianaros discussed findings from a recent program of health neuroscience research aimed at understanding how the brain might link socioeconomic disadvantage to health and profiles of disease risk.
In this October 2013 seminar, Center Faculty Affiliate Sasha Abramsky discussed his work researching and writing about today’s poor for his new book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.
In this April 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Janet Shim discusses her ongoing sociological examination of epidemiology, specifically how epidemiologists conceptualize and use race, socioeconomic status, and sex/gender in their work, and how lay people think about the effects of such social differences on their health.
In this February 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Richard Murnane discusses his recent work on trends and patterns in U.S. high school graduation rates and their explanations, including differences in findings depending on the data.
In this February 2013 seminar, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ron Haskins discusses progress on improving child poverty in the U.S. and interventions over the years that have had varying degrees of success.
In this October 2012 seminar, faculty affiliate Heather Rose describes California’s school finance system, focusing on the resource disparities between schools serving affluent and economically disadvantaged students.
In this May 2012 seminar, Visiting Scholars Katherine S. Newman and Rourke O’Brien discuss the way we tax the poor in the United States, particularly in the American South, where poor families are often subject to income taxes, and where regressive sales taxes apply even to food for home consumption.