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Next CURE seminar-Robert Wagmiller, Jr.- Friday, October 2


Friday, October 2, 2015 – 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served


“The Emerging Life Course Perspective on Residential Attainment”

WagmillerRobert Wagmiller, Jr.
Temple University

In recent years urban scholars studying residential attainment have increasing drawn upon ideas and concepts from the life course perspective on human development. In this talk, I will review recent studies of residential attainment using life course concepts and highlight the new insights into residential mobility and racial residential stratification that have emerged from these studies. I will argue that despite these recent advances urban scholars have yet to fully utilize the rich conceptual toolkit that the life course perspective offers. I will propose a more comprehensive life course perspective on residential attainment in this talk, and present preliminary findings from several studies I am currently conducting. These studies show the important effects that residential experiences in childhood have on residential attainment and racial residential stratification.

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Grad research forum at Phila Fed – Deadline to submit abstracts: Sept 25!

phila fed

CALL FOR PAPERS – Housing Symposium at Rutgers 11/17/2015

CFP Housing Symposium Call for papers - Click to read PDF

Next CURE seminar and book signing event- Kristin M. Szylvian- Friday, September 4th


“Mutual Housing in the Delaware Valley”

Mobilization for World War II transformed the Delaware River Valley into a giant housing laboratory.  Audubon Park, Bellmawr Park, and Pennypack Woods were built in 1941 as part of a special federal government-Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) program for workers who could not afford home ownership. The three communities functioned as testing grounds for “mutual” or cooperative home ownership and new ideas in community planning, modern architecture, and mass-production building methods.

Kristin M. Szylvian is an Associate Professor of History and Library and Information Science, and Public History graduate program director at  St. John’s University.
Friday, September 4, 2015 – 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Private Dining Room, Campus Center
Lunch will be served

This event is also a book-signing event where books will be available for purchase and the author’s signature. 

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Center Director Paul Jargowsky’s research on segregation featured in new Century Foundation report



A new report from The Century Foundation reveals the number of people who live in high poverty neighborhoods has almost doubled since 2000 from 7.2 million to 13.8 million—the highest number ever recorded.

online appendix showing the growth in high-poverty neighborhoods in a number of metropolitan areas

Media and social media coverage of the report: