On the Ground is the official blog of the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC).
Faculty, staff, and student contributors use Q&As, op-eds, research reports, and other accessible formats to provide practice-ready and policy-relevant information about research findings in the following four domains: education and child development; race, poverty, and inequality; health and well-being; and justice and welfare systems. The goal is to speak to all sides of the research-practice-policy divide. On the Ground also highlights how research, policy, and practice partnerships can address the many pressing social issues we face, both domestically and globally.
NYC’s Salary Transparency Law: What the Research Says
We spoke with Dr. Siwei Cheng, Associate Professor of Sociology in NYU’s School of Arts & Science and IHDSC faculty affiliate, about NYC's Salary Transparency Law's impact on labor market negotiations and improving equity in wage distributions in NYC for this On the Ground blog post.
What’s in the Water? Positive Parenting & the History of Attachment Theory
Many positive parenting practices, core to contemporary parenting programs, are derived from attachment theory. This On the Ground blog post offers insight into attachment theory and its linkage to parenting and child development.
A Message to the Mayor
We tapped the expertise of our faculty affiliates for research insights the Adams’ administration should leverage to inform decisions in New York City.
Research Near & Far: Dr. Janet Njelesani
Dr. Janet Njelesani shares her experience of researching school violence and bullying in both New York City and Zambia.
Research Near & Far: Global TIES for Children
Global TIES for Children researchers Lindsay Brown and Ha Yeon Kim share their experiences conducting research with students in Niger.
What Do Fathers Think of Play?
Researchers at Global TIES for Children (TIES), an international research center within IHDSC and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute, share findings from preliminary research to better understand the role of fathers’ in child development in refugee contexts.