Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced
Immigrant removals are at an all-time high – not only removals of new arrivals turned back at the border, but also of people seized from communities across the country. Latino men bear the brunt – and so do their fractured families, including many children who are U.S. citizens.
Compton Foundation Centennial Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
Once again, GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan is calling for huge cutbacks in U.S. anti-poverty programs he denounces as unsuccessful. But research using updated measurements reveals that federal benefits and taxes have lifted millions of Americans out of poverty.
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bad jobs with low pay and poor prospects are proliferating, and the recent Great Recession made things worse. SSN's 400th member, Arne Kalleberg, tracks down the causes of a deteriorating U.S labor market – and suggests much-needed improvements.
Professor of Sociology, University of Utah
Nations pursue economic development to improve people's lives, but growth can spur carbon emissions that threaten environments on which humans depend. Research deploying a new measure explores how economic growth impacts the carbon intensity of gains in human longevity in various world regions.
Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Has the sun really set on the age of full employment? Dean Baker and colleague Jared Bernstein show that better policy choices can produce millions of new jobs at all skill levels, pulling American workers and the economy out of the doldrums.