Impact University: Politics & Public Policy

Stories from the Line

When Work Disappears >

Wilson, W.J. (Winter 1996-97 Political Science Quarterly): "For the first time in the twentieth century, most adults in many inner-city ghetto neighborhoods are not working a typical week. The disappearance of work has adversely affected not only individuals, families, and neighborhoods, but the social life of the city at large as well."

Podcasts & Radio

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How >

A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.

Economics

It Can’t Happen Here >

Froomkin, D. (2015-08-16, Nieman Reports): Poverty is hardly a new phenomenon in the hardscrabble highlands of Missouri's Ozarks. But to David Stoeffler, freshly arrived at the helm of the Springfield News-Leader, the fact that two out of five families in the area with children under 18 lived below the poverty line seemed like a huge story.

Bloomberg View

To the Class of 2013 : Resist Simplicity >

Carter, S.L. (2013-05-09, Bloomberg View): Today's world has become a difficult and often frightening place to live where people face many challenges. The current generation must look to build a better America and think for themselves.

College Preparedness & Success

The Parenting Gap >

Reeves, R. (2013-Fall, The Democracy Journal): There is a cacophonous debate on how to reform schools, open up colleges, and widen access to pre-K learning. But too little attention is paid to another divide affecting social mobility—the parenting gap.

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