Inequality

2013 Sep 25

James Robins - Deterministic and Stochastic Counterfactuals, Interference Between Treatments, Causal Interactions, Bell's Inequality in Quantum Mechanics, and The Nature of Reality

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 354

An Applied Statistics Workshop presentation

James Robins, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

Deterministic and Stochastic Counterfactuals, Interference Between Treatments, Causal Interactions, Bell's Inequality in Quantum Mechanics, and The Nature of Reality

Christopher Muller

Graduate students recognized by the 2013 ASA Section on Population

June 26, 2013

Harvard Sociology & Social Policy graduate student Deirdre Bloome and Harvard Sociology graduate student Christopher Muller (pictured) received honorable mention for the 2013 ASA Section on Population Student Paper Award for their co-authored paper, “Slavery and African-American Marriage in the Postbellum South, 1860-1880.”... Read more about Graduate students recognized by the 2013 ASA Section on Population

Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor.
Wilson, William Julius. 1996. Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.Abstract

Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues that problems endemic to America's inner cities--from fatherless households to drugs and violent crime--stem directly from the disappearance of blue-collar jobs in the wake of a globalized economy. Wilson's achievement is to portray this crisis as one that affects all Americans, and to propose solutions whose benefits would be felt across our society. At a time when welfare is ending and our country's racial dialectic is more strained than ever, When Work Disappears is a sane, courageous, and desperately important work.

 

The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy.
Wilson, William Julius. 1987. The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2nd edition, 2012.Abstract

"The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policy makers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they—as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races—would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis."—Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

Jason Beckfield named full professor of sociology

Jason Beckfield named full professor of sociology

October 27, 2011

The Department is delighted to announce that Jason Beckfield was named full professor of sociology.  Beckfield studies inequality and social policy in the context of globalization and regional integration. His current work investigates the impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state, the evolution of the network structure of international organizations, and the social determinants of health inequalities.  See Faculty Profile:  Forces beyond nations:  Professor...

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