A Few Questions for …

A new series of brief, timely discussions with RSF authors and grantees about their research findings and policy implications.

A Few Questions for Anna Rhodes about how recovery from climate-related disasters worsens inequality in suburban, middle-class communities.

In this brief interview, Anna Rhodes discusses her new book, co-authored with Max Besbris, Soaking the Middle Class: Suburban Inequality and Recovery from Disaster, which examines how homeowners in Friendswood, Texas recovered from Hurricane Harvey and how the recovery process fostered inequality in the community.

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A Few Questions for RSF journal contributors on how growing up rural shapes life outcomes, Part 1 and Part 2.

In this brief interview, contributors to RSF journal issue "Growing Up Rural: How Place Shapes Life Outcomes," Jessica Drescher, Robert D. Francis, Lisa A. Keister, Emily E. N. Miller, Alejandra Miranda, Kai A. Schafft, and Jennifer Sherman discuss the effects of rural life on family, educational attainment, and economic security.

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A Few Questions for Meredith Greif about how local housing laws impact landlords and ultimately disadvantage low-income tenants, Part 1 and Part 2.

In this brief interview, Meredith Greif discusses her new book Collateral Damages: Landlords and the Urban Housing Crisis, which follows private landlords serving low- and moderate-income residents in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area to better understand how local regulations affect their landlording practices.

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A Few Questions for Ann Morning & Marcello Maneri about how everyday people understand race in Italy and the United States, Part 1 and Part 2.

In this interview, Morning and Maneri discuss their new RSF book An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy and the United States, which draws on interviews with residents of Italy and the United States to better understand how average Americans and Europeans think and talk about race, how their understandings of group difference are similar, as well as how they vary.

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A Few Questions for Natasha Quadlin & Brian Powell about public opinion on who should pay for college, Part 3.

In Part 3 of this interview, Quadlin and Powell discuss their new RSF book Who Should Pay? Higher Education, Responsibility, and the Public, which explores rapidly changing public opinion on who should be primarily responsible for the funding of college.

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A Few Questions for Alexes Harris about state monetary sanctions and racial and economic inequality, Part 2.

In Part 2 of this interview, Harris discusses findings from “State Monetary Sanctions and the Costs of the Criminal Legal System,” which she co-edited with Mary Patillo (Northwestern University) and Bryan L. Sykes (University of California, Irvine).

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A Few Questions for Natasha Quadlin & Brian Powell about public opinion on who should pay for college, Part 2.

In Part 2 of this interview, Quadlin and Powell discuss their new RSF book Who Should Pay? Higher Education, Responsibility, and the Public, which explores rapidly changing public opinion on who should be primarily responsible for the funding of college.

Listen to the full interview and read the transcript

A Few Questions for Alexes Harris about state monetary sanctions and racial and economic inequality, Part 1.

In this interview, Harris discusses findings from “State Monetary Sanctions and the Costs of the Criminal Legal System,” which she co-edited with Mary Patillo (Northwestern University) and Bryan L. Sykes (University of California, Irvine).

Listen to the full interview and read the transcript

A Few Questions for Natasha Quadlin & Brian Powell about public opinion on who should pay for college, Part 1.

In this brief interview, Quadlin and Powell discuss their new RSF book Who Should Pay? Higher Education, Responsibility, and the Public, which explores rapidly changing public opinion on who should be primarily responsible for the funding of college

Listen to the full interview and read the transcript

A Few Questions for Greg Duncan, discussing how poverty reduction measures affect child development.

In this brief interview with RSF, Duncan discusses his work with the Baby’s First Years study, which assesses the impact of poverty reduction on family life and infant and toddlers’ cognitive, emotional, and brain development.

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