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The ANNALS: Our Bimonthly Journal of Research

Inner-City Schools: Inequality and Urban Education

Special Editors: Elijah Anderson and Luke Anderson

The unique contribution of this volume—including reports that address the many pressing issues that impact inner-city schools, such as racial segregation, diversity, immigrant deportation, violence, gangs, persistent poverty, policing, identity, the school-to-prison pipeline, and public policy—is its distinctly qualitative approach to these critical issues that so powerfully impact the everyday lives of students and teachers…read more.

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Kathryn Edin, 2014 Margaret Mead Fellow

Kathryn Edin, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers. The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income women and men. Edin is particularly interested in questions about the urban poor that have not been fully answered by quantitative work: How do single mothers possibly survive on welfare? Why do they end up as single mothers in the first place? Where are the fathers and why do they disengage from their children’s lives? Read more…