At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), RSF authors Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin received the William T. Goode Distinguished Book Award from the ASA Section on the Sociology of the Family for their 2016 book Coming of Age in the Other America.
In the book, the authors explore how certain disadvantaged urban youth manage to achieve upward mobility despite overwhelming odds. Based on over a decade of the authors’ original fieldwork with parents and children in Baltimore, Coming of Age in the Other America illuminates the profound effects of neighborhoods on impoverished families and shows how the right public policies can help break the cycle of disadvantage.
The ASA Section on the Sociology of the Family explores issues related to or rooted in the family, including teenage childbearing, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child and elder abuse. In 2016 the winner of the Section’s book award was Andrew Cherlin’s Labor’s Love Lost, and in 2015 it was Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel’s Unequal Time, making 2017 the third consecutive year that an RSF book has won this Section’s book award.