Pathways Magazine - Summer 2011

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Summer 2011 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 (Summer 2011 Issue)

Editors' Note by David Grusky and Christopher Wimer


Research in Brief

  • New research developments by Lucas Manfield and Christopher Wimer
    New research on the emergence of exclusive neighborhoods for the rich; a surprising test of the supposed job-creating effects of small businesses; how natural disasters can reveal the effects of poverty on stress; and other cutting-edge research.

Leaders of the War on Poverty: Learning from State and Local Innovation


  • Spotlight on... Family Independence Initiative
    Esra Burak talks with Maurice Lim, head of the Family Independence Initiative, about his radically different approach to helping families achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Race to the Bottom
    The new Race to the Top initiative promises a results-driven model for improving education through testing and accountability. But Diane Ravitch argues that it's just a warmed-over version of No Child Left Behind and will likely harm our most disadvantaged students.

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