Race and Ethnicity

Research Conference

"Colors of Poverty." September, 2005. Ann Arbor, MI.

Funded Research Abstracts

The Political Representation of the Poor. Karen Long Jusko, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan.

The Invisible Poor: Educational Inequality in an Affluent Setting. L'Heureux Lewis, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan.

Rates of Long-Term Childhood Poverty by Race over Three Decades. Lloyd Grieger, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan; and Jessica Wyse, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

An Evaluation of the Federal Empowerment Zone (EZ) Program. Patrick Kline, Department of Economics, University of Michigan; and Matias Busso, Department of Economics, University of Michigan.

One Drop, No Rule: Correlates of Multiracial Classification and the Effects of Alternative Race Measures on Child Poverty Estimates. Anthony Daniel Perez, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan Department of Sociology & Ford School of Public Policy.

"The Long-Run Economic Consequences of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot." Justin McCrary, Assistant Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan.

2005 Poverty Research Grants


Working Papers

Race and Revitalization in the Rust Belt: A Motor City Story. Reynolds Farley, University of Michigan; Mick Couper, University of Michigan; and Maria Krysan, University of Chicago at Chicago. (2007-07)

Black-White Achievement Gap and Family Wealth. W. Jean Yeung, New York University and Dalton Conley, New York University. (2007-02)

Immigrants and Neighborhoods of Concentrated Poverty: Assimilation or Stagnation? Paul A. Jargowsky, University of Texas at Dallas. (2006-44)

The Social Costs of Concentrated Poverty: Externalities to Neighboring Households and Property Owners and the Dynamics of Decline. George C. Galster, Wayne State University; Jackie M. Cutsinger, Wayne State University; and Ron Malega, University of Georgia (2006-42)

Space and Change in the Measurement of Poverty Concentration: Detroit in the 1990s. Joe Grengs, University of Michigan. (2006-39)

Why Are Black-Owned Businesses Less Successful than White-Owned Businesses? The Role of Families, Inheritances, and Business Human Capital. Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz and Alicia M. Robb, University of California, Santa Cruz. (2006-38)

The Changing Spatial Concentration of America’s Rural Poor Population. Daniel T. Lichter, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, and Kenneth Johnson, Loyola University of Chicago. (2006-33)

Lifting Gates--Lengthening Lives: Did Civil Rights Policies Improve the Health of African-American Women in the 1960's and 1970's? George Kaplan, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan; Nalini Ranjit, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan; Sarah Burgard, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Sociology, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan (2006-25)

Redlining Or Risk? A Spatial Analysis of Auto Insurance Rates in Los Angeles Paul M. Ong, School of Public Affairs, UCLA; and Michael A. Stoll, School of Public Affairs, UCLA (2006-24)

Can Ethnicity Transcend Race and Poverty? Insights from Source Country Variation in Immigrant Student Achievement Dylan Conger, School of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University. (2006-23)

The Effects of Male Incarceration Dynamics on AIDS Infection Rates among African-American Women and Men Rucker C. Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Steven Raphael, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. (2006-22)

Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the Duration of Children’s Exposure to Neighborhood Poverty and Affluence Jeffrey M. Timberlake, University of Cincinnati (2006-18)

The Incidence Of Poverty Across Three Generations Of Black And White Immigrants In The Post Civil Rights Era: Assessing The Impacts Of Race And Ancestry Amon Emeka, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California. (2006-17)

Race, Poverty and Punishment: The Impact Of Criminal Sanctions On Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Inequality Darren Wheelock, University of Minnesota; Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota (2006-15)

Race, Place and Poverty Revisited Michael A. Stoll, UCLA (2006-14)

Coloring the Terms of Membership: Reinventing the Divided Citizenry in an Era of Neoliberal Paternalism Joe Soss, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin
Sanford F. Schram, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College (2006-13)

Can Social Capital Explain Persistent Racial Poverty Gaps? Lincoln Quillian, Northwestern University; Rozlyn Redd, University of Wisconsin at Madison (2006-12)

The Dynamics of Discrimination Devah Pager, Princeton University (2006-11)

How Culture Matters for Poverty: Thickening our Understanding Michèle Lamont, Harvard University; Mario Luis Small, Princeton University (2006-10)

How Educational Inequality Develops George Farkas, Department of Sociology and Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University (2006-09)

Justifying Inequality: A Social Psychological Analysis of Beliefs about Poverty and the Poor Heather Bullock, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz (2006-08)

Affirmative Action: What Do We Know? Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Urban Institute; David Neumark, Public Policy Institute of California, University of California at Irvine, National Bureau of Economic Research, IZA–Institute for the Study of Labor (2006-03)

Wage Trends among Disadvantaged Minorities George J. Borjas, Harvard University (2005-12)

The Black-White Test Score Gap: Lessons from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics W. Jean Yeung, Kathryn M. Pfeiffer. New York University. (2005-09)

A Measure of Spatial Segregation: The Generalized Neighborhood Sorting Index Paul A. Jargowsky, University of Texas at Dallas; Jeongdai Kim, University of Texas at Dallas (2005-03)

The GINI Coefficient and Segregation on a Continuous Variable Jeongdai Kim, University of Texas at Dallas; Paul A. Jargowsky, University of Texas at Dallas (2005-02)

Moving from Public Housing to Homeownership: Perceived Barriers to Program Participation and Success Anna M. Santiago and George C. Galster, Wayne State University (2003-06)

Street Crime and Street Culture Dan Silverman, Department of Economics, University of Michigan (2003-04)