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 2019-2020 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.
IHDSC is committed to funding new projects that bridge multiple domains of expertise and further the mission of the Institute. Through collaborative and interdisciplinary research, IHDSC works to bridge the disconnect between the science of human development and policies and practices that affect children, youth, adults, and families in diverse contexts.
Dr. J. Lawrence Aber and Dr. Benard Dreyer served on the expert committee and co-authored A Roadmap to Reducing Childhood Poverty. On Wednesday, October 30th, Drs. Aber and Dreyer offered their perspectives on the report and discussed the proposed policies and programs with Jennifer Jones-Austin and Dr. Xavier de Souza Briggs.
What role can afterschool programs play in addressing inequality and promoting opportunities? The Advancing Collaborative Research in Out-of-School Settings (ACROSS) partnership represents a unique partnership between researchers from The Institute of Human Development and Social Change and Good Shepherd Services. Read a Q&A with Dr. Miranda Yates, Dr. Elise Cappella, and Sophia Hwang.