UA Sociology Brown Bag Speaker: Robert J. Sampson (Harvard University)

Friday, March 13, 2015
12-1:15 pm

Social Science, Room 415


Linking Individual and Community Economic Mobility: Life-Course Transitions in Chicago and Los Angeles.




Robert J. Sampson
 Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative
 Harvard University


The talk will highlight a pair of coordinated follow-up studies in Chicago and Los Angeles that I recently carried out with Rob Mare at UCLA. I am currently working on several analyses that integrate a focus on neighborhood-level change in economic status with individual mobility, both residential and social (e.g., family, economic). In Chicago I am examining the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and in LA the course of middle adulthood. In both cases I am interested in how individual and contextual changes interact with race and the Great Recession. I will give an overview of the project and key results to date.


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Published Date: 

08/27/2014 - 15:01