Research by RSF authors and grantees on issues such as the role of mothers in the workforce, religion and politics, closing the racial wealth gap, and strengthening the social safety net has been featured recently in major news outlets.
Two articles feature RSF grantee research about the role of mothers in the workforce. Kristin Seefeldt (University of Michigan) was quoted in a New York Times’ Upshot piece on the surge of single mothers in the workforce. Seefeldt is author of Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century, and co-author of Credit Where It’s Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship. Another New York Times article cited RSF grantee Alexandra Killewald (Harvard University) for her research on the cycling of mothers in and out of the workforce.
RSF grantee research has been featured in coverage of the 2020 presidential election. The Pacific Standard featured research by RSF author Janelle Wong (University of Maryland) in an article on the role religion will play among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Wong is the author of Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change. RSF author and former visiting scholar Karthick Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside) was quoted in the New York Times profile of 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang. He is co-editor of Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and Their Political Identities and co-author of Framing Immigrants: News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Public Policy. NBC News reported that Democratic presidential candidates look to RSF former visiting scholar and grantee William A. Darity, Jr. (Duke University) and RSF grantee Darrick Hamilton (Ohio State University) for ideas about how to close the racial wealth gap, including reparations and “baby bonds.”
Several RSF grantees have been featured in journalism about the social safety net. Bruce Western (Harvard University), former visiting scholar and author of Homeward, was featured in an article about strengthening the social safety net for those returning home from prison. Deborah Carr (Boston University), author of Golden Years? Social Inequality in Later Life, wrote an op-ed for The Hill about ensuring greater financial security in retirement for older Americans. RSF grantee and former visiting scholar Hilary Hoynes (University of California, Berkeley) and grantee Diane Schanzenbach (Northwestern University) were featured in the New York Times’ Upshot for their recommendations about strengthening aid to needy families in the event of another recession.