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
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
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.