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[Xmca-l] Fwd: RSF Bulletin: New Book: Abandoned Families; New Journal Issue: Big Data in Political Economy



The summary of the book on abandoned families speaks to continuing
discussion of the role of educational systems in creating social
inequalities.
FYI
Mike
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Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 7:01 AM
Subject: RSF Bulletin: New Book: Abandoned Families; New Journal Issue: Big
Data in Political Economy
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*New Book: Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century*










Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered
stepping stones to the middle class. But *Abandoned Families: Social
Isolation in the Twenty-First Century*
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a new book by social policy expert Kristin Seefeldt (University of
Michigan), shows that many working families have access only to
low-performing post-secondary education, poor-quality jobs, and housing in
neighborhoods which offer few chances for upward mobility. Seefeldt, who
conducted in-depth interviews over a six-year period with women in Detroit,
documents the increasing social isolation of many low-income workers,
particularly African Americans, and analyzes how failed institutions
prevent them from achieving the American Dream of upward mobility.



Seefeldt shows that while most of her respondents work, enroll in higher
education, and seek out social safety net benefits in times of crisis, they
primarily have access to subpar institutions, which hamper their efforts to
get ahead. These include low-wage service sector jobs where workplace
violations are common, for-profit schools and online programs that push
them further into debt, and homes in depopulated neighborhoods that trap
them with underwater mortgages. In addition, the 1996 federal welfare
reform and other social safety net changes have made it more difficult for
struggling families to receive public benefits that could reduce their
economic hardships. At the same time, deregulation of the financial
services sector has made it easier for them to access credit, albeit with
bad terms. Taken together, these factors contribute to what Seefeldt calls
the “social abandonment” of vulnerable families.




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*New RSF Journal Issue: Big Data in Political Economy*










Rapid technological advances since the 1980s have revolutionized data
gathering and changed the nature of many day-to-day transactions. Today,
nearly every economic and financial transaction is recorded and can be
linked to the individuals involved. This proliferation of “big data” makes
it possible for social scientists to analyze the spending behavior of
millions of individuals and firms over long periods of time.



In Volume 2, Issue 7 of *RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the
Social Sciences*
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editors Atif Mian (Princeton University) and Howard Rosenthal (New York
University) and a group of scholars highlight the possibilities and
challenges of this data boom for the social sciences. Contributors explore
how big data can provide new insights into such issues as social
inequality, political polarization, and the influence of money in politics.
They show how large-scale data sources provide unprecedented opportunities
to study the links between politics and markets, particularly for analyzing
campaign contributions and political participation.




Download the open-access issue in full here.
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*New Awards Approved in Core RSF Programs*




Nine research projects in the RSF’s Behavioral Economics
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Social Inequality
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Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
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and Future of Work
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programs, and two projects in RSF’s special initiative on the Affordable
Care Act
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were approved by the trustees at the foundation’s November 2016 board
meeting.




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*Call for Papers for the RSF Journal: Criminal Justice Contact and
Inequality*












A forthcoming issue of the *RSF* journal
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edited by Kristin Turney (University of California, Irvine) and Sara
Wakefield (Rutgers University), seeks creative and rigorous papers from
multiple disciplines and methodologies to explore the consequences of
criminal justice contact for individuals, families, and communities. The
editors encourage proposals for papers that reflect on how criminal justice
contact creates, maintains, and exacerbates social inequalities in the
United States. Papers that propose new methods for studying inequalities
that are associated with the criminal justice system are also encouraged.



The deadline for proposals is *January 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET*. Read the
call for proposals and view submission guidelines.
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*Early Career Behavioral Economics (ECBE) Conference*




The third Early Career Behavioral Economics (ECBE) conference
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will be held at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) on June 16 –
17, 2017. Applications will be accepted until *January 31, 2017*. This
conference provides a platform for early career researchers to present
papers and receive feedback from both peers and junior faculty members. The
conference also promotes the development of a strong community of junior
behavioral economics researchers.




Read more about the conference and submit a proposal.
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*Two Summer Research Training Opportunities:*




*Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics*


>From June 11–June 23, 2017, RSF will sponsor the second Summer Institute in
Social Science Genomics, organized by Daniel Benjamin (University of
Southern California) and David Cesarini (New York University), to be held
at the Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara, California. Applications will be
accepted until *February 13, 2017*. This two-week workshop will introduce
graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty in
economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other
disciplines to the methods and analysis of genomic data in social science
research.
Read more about the program and submit an application.
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*Summer Institute in Computational Social Science*


>From June 18 – July 1, 2017, RSF will sponsor its first Summer Institute in
Computational Social Science, organized by Christopher Bail (Duke
University) and Matthew Salganik (Princeton University), to be held at
Princeton University. Applications will be accepted until *February 17,
2017*. The Summer Institute will introduce graduate students, postdoctoral
fellows and early career faculty in the social sciences and data sciences
to computational social science, or the use of digital-age data sources and
methods to conduct social research. The institute will address questions
about access, privacy, and confidentiality that are raised by the emergence
of these new data and methods. The institute will also introduce
participants to a network of scholars with similar interests across
disciplines.
Read more about the program and submit an application.
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*Upcoming Deadline Reminders*




The deadline for letters of inquiry for funding in RSF’s core programs on
Behavioral Economics; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and
Social Inequality is *January 9, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET*.
View detailed guidelines on how to apply for funding.
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The deadline for letters of inquiry for funding in RSF’s special initiative
on Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS)
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is *January 9, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET*. In collaboration with the Ford
Foundation, RSF invites proposals for innovative social science research
that explores how biological mechanisms interact with the environment to
influence individuals’ social and economic outcomes.
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