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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.

Unraveling Inequality, Expanding Opportunity

 

Watch this space for news, events, and projects related to IHDSC's commitment to unraveling inequality and expanding opportunity.

Blogs and News

Realizing the Promise

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 and Andrew Nalani Contribute to Special Journal on Social Science and Inequality

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.

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Juvenile Justice

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.

Q&A: Young Women's Freedom Center and Dr. Shabnam Javdani

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.

Past Events

Reimagining the Role of Schools in Society: A Conversation and Call to Action

We face an unprecedented opportunity to reexamine long-standing assumptions and to include voices that have been marginalized in the construction of our current education systems. How do we take this moment as an opportunity to re...

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Perspectives on A Roadmap To Reducing Child Poverty

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.

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