Is there an "Obama effect" leading to a new future for inequality?
Table of Contents (Spring 2010)
Kendra Bischoff talks with BELL's Tiffany Cooper Gueye about a proven model for promoting academic success in the summertime.
More Than "A is for Alligator": How to Ensure Early Childhood Systems Help Break the Cycle of Poverty
It is fashionable these days to advocate for further investments in preschool programs to equalize opportunity. Lisa Guernsey considers the evidence and asks how preschool programs can achieve even more.
Research in Brief
The shrinking middle class; a surprising downside to desegregating schools; the dramatic poverty-reducing effects of saving; and other cutting-edge research.
THE OBAMA EFFECT: A NEW FUTURE FOR INEQUALITY?
Jennifer L. Hochschild considers whether President Obama can bring about a major transformation in inequality even in an era of increasing opposition and looming problems.
Lawrence D. Bobo asks why so many progressives are disenchanted and ignore Obama's achievements in reducing income, racial, and ethnic inequalities.
Joan C. Williams and Stephanie Bornstein describe the ways in which Obama has already leveled the gender "playing field"--and may be poised to bring about even more fundamental changes.
Patrick J. Egan discusses Obama's disappointing first year on LGBT inequality as well as a pathway for overcoming his poor start.
The middle class longs for a steadily growing income that doesn't swing wildly from year to year. Karen Dynan describes how that ideal is increasingly a thing of the past.