DeVos ‘choice’ plan robs the poor and gives to the rich

John Sipple, director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools and expert on education at Cornell University, says Trump’s pick for secretary of education – which the Senate is scheduled to confirm this afternoon – is pushing a plan that requires diverting federal money away from poor communities where promises for enhanced education […]

Calculator determines your risk of poverty during next 5, 10 or 15 years

While Forbes touted its annual list of billionaires around the world this week, economic hardship and inequality experts Thomas Hirschl, professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, and Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, have developed a new […]

Spread of Zika virus underscores class and gender issues

Alaka Basu, professor of development sociology and Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation, says Zika underscores the lethal intersection of class and gender in public health tragedies. Basu, an expert in the areas of reproductive health and family planning, gender and development, and child health and mortality, is particularly interested in the social and […]