Inequality is prevalent in health, education, justice, and technology — in our own backyard and around the globe. Enriching opportunities that engender positive outcomes are distributed inequitably to children and youth in our communities. To bring groundbreaking, rigorous research and collaborative engagement to bear on this challenge, the Institute’s current theme is “Unraveling Inequality, Expanding Opportunity.”
What does this mean for the year ahead? The Institute’s work will unite around understanding and advancing solutions to the challenge of inequality in its multiple forms and contexts.
Watch this space for news, events, and projects related to IHDSC's commitment to unraveling inequality and expanding opportunity.
Blogs and News
In this Q&A with On the Ground, Dr. Alejandro Ganimian discusses his recent Brookings report on education technology, or "ed tech," and the major findings of his research.
Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa (NYU Steinhardt) and doctoral candidate Andrew Nalani contributed to a Socius Journal special collection focusing on the role of social science in responding to inequality.
Dr. Carly Baetz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Her work examines the impact of trauma on justice-involved youth and the effectiveness of implementing trauma-informed services for youth, families, and staff in juvenile justice settings.
On the Ground interviewed Young Women's Freedom Center executive Director Jessica Nowlan and NYU Steinhardt professor Dr. Shabnam Javdani about the role of their research and partnership in working with girls, young women, and TGNC young people towards decriminalization, decarceration, abolition, and reimagining the juvenile justice system response.