Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Bad Data Makes Social Welfare Advocacy Harder Than it Should Be

    Posted on October 7, 2013 by AMoffettB in Poverty.

    Last week The Atlantic published a piece about an oft-cited portion of census data. In 2007, for instance, 6.4 percent of adults who lived under the poverty line and didn’t work in the past year said it was because they couldn’t find a job. As of 2012, it had more than doubled, leaving it at […]

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  • Things to Remember When Researching in Communities of Color

    Posted on October 6, 2013 by AMoffettB in Research/Data.

    When I began my dissertation work in a public housing development in Chicago, one of the things I encountered was a general distrust of researchers from universities. The distrust was justified: since the 1980’s academics have been coming and going from public housing throughout Chicago with very little thought to way their presence impacted the […]

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  • Rejection isn’t the Worst Thing

    Posted on October 5, 2013 by AMoffettB in Research/Data.

    [my memere: an ancestor who teaches me about courage daily] One of the things that I think students of all stripes (but particularly students new to high school, undergrad and grad school) struggle with is rejection. At some point in our lives we all go from being the smartest kid in the class, to that […]

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