Today, only half of children grow up to earn more than their parents, as opportunities for upward mobility continue to decline. Meanwhile, more than 15 percent of children live in poverty.
Children who grow up in urban counties with high upward mobility exhibit fewer behavioral problems and perform better on cognitive tests, according to a study led by Princeton University.
Would you rather receive $100 today or $125 in three months?
The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), which brings together social scientists around the world to analyze social trends and spur debate about social change and possible choices between alternative policies and institutions, is seeking comments on the first draft of its report.
Three faculty members based at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School have joined a new collaborative aimed at discovering permanent ladders of mobility for the poor.
People often believe that future generations will be better off than their predecessors, but that may be a dangerous assumption when it comes to climate change, according to new Princeton research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked "epidemic" with deaths comparable to the number of Americans who have died of AIDS, according to new Princeton University...
Resolving epidemics like the Ebola crisis requires a multidisciplinary approach –involving not only public health and medical knowledge but an understanding of its economic, environmental, political and historical roots and consequences.