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Monitoring Hurricane Maria’s impacts on the Puerto Rican population and economy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are focused on recovering from Hurricanes Maria and Irma under the constraints imposed by a decade-long economic crisis. In an effort to address the ongoing impacts on the Puerto Rican population and economy, the PSTC hosted a one-day conference in March, convened by PSTC Faculty Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies and Environment and Society (Research) Elizabeth Fussell and former Watson Institute Post-doctoral Fellow, Deepak Lamba-Nieves, Churchill G. Carey, Jr. Chair in Economic Development Research at the Center for a New Economy (CNE) in Puerto Rico. Read more.

(Distributed April 12, 2018)

In the age of inequality, does public schooling make a difference?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – More than 50 years ago, the landmark Coleman Report was published, positing that public schooling in the U.S. has little influence over inequality in the nation, but rather that any effects of schooling are countered by “the inequalities imposed on children by their home, neighborhood, and peer environment.” On March 22, PSTC Faculty Associate and Associate Professor of Sociology Margot Jackson will participate in a panel discussion on public education in light of the Report. Read more.

(Distributed March 20, 2018)
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