Inequality

Mario Small to join Sociology Department

Mario Small to join Sociology Department

March 27, 2014

Mario Small will join the Sociology Department Faculty  on July 1 as the Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology.  Professor Small received his PhD in 2001 from our Department and has taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he has recently been serving as the Dean of the Social Sciences. His research interests include urban poverty, inequality, culture, networks, case study methods and higher education.  He is the author of many publications on these topics including the books, Villa Victoria: The Social Transformation of Social Capital in a...

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Toward a New Science of the City

Toward a New Science of the City

February 18, 2014

In recent years, many public and private institutions in cities have begun to collect large-scale electronic records on a wide range of behaviors and patterns of communication.  The advent of what some call “big data” provides a new set of opportunities to paint a comprehensive picture of cities, which has the potential to transform theoretical models of urban governance and social behavior.

Robert J. Sampson (Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences) is Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Science...

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Boston Reentry Study

Boston Reentry Study

January 27, 2014

Under what conditions will men and women released from prison find work, unite with their families, and desist from crime? As incarceration - concentrated among the most disadvantaged - has climbed to historically high levels, these questions have become basic to understanding contemporary crime and poverty. The Boston Reentry Study, led by Bruce Western (Professor of Sociology and the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy), Anthony Braga (...

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2014 Apr 10

Ben A. Rissing - 'To H-1B or Not to H-1B?' Social Closure and Inequality in Immigrant Work Visa Approvals

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop presentation by Ben A. Rissing, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Brown University Watson Institute for International Studies

Discussant: Yun Zhou, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University

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2014 May 01

Malcolm Wiener Center Inequality and Social Policy Seminar Series (SOC 3315) - meetings will resume in Spring 2022

A seminar series designed to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion of social science research on the causes and consequences of inequality and social policy, broadly defined. The seminar draws leading scholars to campus from the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and public policy to share their work on issues such as wage and labor market inequality, urban poverty and residential segregation, families and children, race and immigration, education, crime and criminal justice policy, political inequalities, and comparative welfare state institutions.

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2014 Feb 24

Edward Glaeser - Unhappy Cities

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th floor

Inequality and Social Policy Seminar presentation by Edward Glaeser, Economics, Harvard University 

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