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New Report: Insights on the Funding Landscape for Research on Inequality Among Young People in the United States

A new report from Sarah Bruch of the University of Iowa finds that, despite increased attention to the topic of inequality, the funding landscape for research on youth inequality in the U.S. is still relatively small.

Grant Announcements

Grantees include both established and early-career researchers, and the research teams include scholars from a variety of disciplines, including human development, social service administration, sociology, psychology, communication arts, and economics.

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Justice System

With recent advances in neurobiology and developmental psychology, the changing nature of modern adolescence, and increasingly punitive criminal court sanctions, we believe that the adult criminal justice system should look to the family court model for responses to crime by young people ages 18 to 24.

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President's Comment

One reason for all the attention to inequality these days is that, despite many efforts to improve opportunities for disadvantaged young people, inequality in many domains has been getting worse, not better. Education is one of those domains—and as someone who keeps close tabs on our education system, this is not what I expected. Back […]

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Applying for Grants

In this video, Program Officer Vivian Louie leads a discussion and Q&A on strategies for applicants to develop strong letters of inquiry for research grants in our reducing inequality focus area.

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Grant Announcements

Nine researchers have been named as the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. The grants announced this cycle include the first research projects funded under the Foundation’s focus on understanding the programs, policies, and practices that can reduce inequality among young people in the U.S. Through this new focus area, launched in 2014, […]

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Reducing Inequality

How can a global perspective inform policies to reduce social inequality and improve social mobility?

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President's Comment

Inequality has long affected families and communities in the U.S. and around the world, and it has risen to the forefront for policy makers who seek effective responses to this complex and far-reaching issue.

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New Report: Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.

Featured Grantee

Without a willingness to explore a full range of possible contributions to continued inequality, our analyses are incomplete, and our interventions may miss the mark.

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New Report Outlines Areas for Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Families

In Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues explore how inequality plays out along six dimensions of disadvantage particular to immigrant-origin families, outline how developments in educational and family contexts can alleviate unequal outcomes and opportunities, and introduce four broad areas of future research that may inform […]

New Report: The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them

Extant research has already begun to shape the national conversation about higher education, but future research, especially in the areas outlined here, can give way to a better understanding of the types of smart policies and reforms that will improve outcomes for young people and the institutions that serve them.

Justice System

John Laub’s new paper outlines areas where researchers might focus their efforts in order to identify responses to inequality in the justice system.

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Featured Grantee

The freedom to criticize the system reflects, in part, the safety net of privilege.

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