Inequality

2015 Nov 30
2015 Nov 02

Sudhir Venkatesh: TBA

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520)

Inequality and Social Policy Seminar presentation by Sudhir VenkateshWilliam B. Ransford Professor in Sociology and the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.

2015 Sep 28

Thomas Lemieux: Top Incomes in Canada: Evidence from the Census

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Weiner Auditorium, Taubman ground floor

Inequality and Social Policy Seminar presentation by Thomas LemieuxProfessor and School Director, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia.

Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in 21st Century America

Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in 21st Century America

August 7, 2015

The journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies published a symposium (2015) on my book The Declining Significance of Race.  And I had the opportunity to respond to several thoughtful reflections on the book thirty-seven years after its initial publication.  The title “The Declining Significance of Race” lends itself to misinterpretation among those who have either not read the book or not read it carefully.  For such readers the title conveys an optimistic view of American race relations and doesn’t reflect the book’s pessimistic tone about the conditions and future of poor blacks.... Read more about Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in 21st Century America

Death by Design: A Global Approach to Social Inequalities in Health

Death by Design: A Global Approach to Social Inequalities in Health

April 10, 2015

Why do some people live long lives, while others die prematurely? What does the accident of birth in one place rather than another tell us about how human-designed social institutions write the rules of life and death? Why are race, class, and gender stronger social determinants of health in some places and times, and weaker in other times and places? With seed-grant support from the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public health, Jason Beckfield has launched a new project that uses comparative sociology to answer these questions.... Read more about Death by Design: A Global Approach to Social Inequalities in Health

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