Pathways Magazine - Spring 2009
Spring 2009 Issue of PATHWAYS
A magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy
Generously supported by The Elfenworks Foundation
- Trends in poverty and inequality: Periodic reports on key poverty and inequality indicators
- Cutting-edge research: Concise summaries of research that is changing how we understand the sources and consequences of poverty and inequality
- Bold new visions: Must-read discussions of how labor market, poverty, and inequality policy might be rethought and changed
- Debates: Leading scholars and policymakers weigh in on the crucial poverty and inequality questions of our time
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Table of Contents (Spring 2009 Issue)
Editors' Note by David Grusky and Christopher Wimer
- Getting to Equal: Progress, Pitfalls, and Policy Solutions on the Road to Gender Parity in the Workplace
by Pamela Stone
Have we "stalled out" in the historic march toward gender equality in the workplace? Pamela Stone weighs the evidence and makes the case for a new way forward.
Research in Brief
- New research developments
A surprising trend in wealth inequality, the biological determinants of poor children's academic performance, the long-term effects of job displacement, and other cutting-edge research.
Going Global: Antipoverty Lessons from Around the World
Joshua Cohen and Charles Sabel argue that the times has come to buid a 21st century labor market modeled on key principles of Denmark's "flexicurity" system.
- Pro-Poor Stimulus: Lessons from the Developing World
Martin Ravallion looks to antipoverty programs in developing countries to understand how developed nations like the United States can provide stimulus while reducing long-term poverty.
- Combating Poverty by Building Assets: Lessons from Around the World
Ray Boshara describes the key features of asset-building programs throughout the world and examines how the United States can apply them to achieve economic security for the poor.
- Northern Exposure: Learning from Canada's Response to Winner-Take-All Inequality
Jacob S. Hacker describes how the United States and Canada have taken two different roads and why the Canadian road provides lessons the Unired States migh take to heart.
- Spotlight On...Growing Power and the Urban Farming Movement
In our new "Spotlight On" feature, we talk with Growing Power's Will and Erika Allen about the potential and future of urban agriculture in combating poverty.
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