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Center Director Paul Jargowsky spoke at the Economic Policy Institute

Neighborhoods with Concentrated Poverty

Economic Policy Institute

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Washington, DC

EPI and The Century Foundation present a discussion of Sharkey and Jargowsky’s work on neighborhoods with concentrated poverty with Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic and Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP.


Richard Rothstein, Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute

Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University and author of Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality.

Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University and author of Concentration of Poverty in the New Millennium and Century Foundation fellow

Ta-Nehisi Coates,  national correspondent at The Atlantic, author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

For an update on the concentration of poverty, please visit TCF’s / Paul Jargowsky’s blog.

Rutgers-Camden honor student Brian K. Everett blogs about NJ poverty

1240137_10151663804963715_274068980_nNJ Poverty Reality is designed to be an ongoing analysis of the true magnitude of poverty in New Jersey. All of my conclusions from my continuous research are published on this page as they occur. It’s main purpose serves to be an online reference point for myself, as well as a way for my peers and mentors to offer feedback. This page has also been created in hopes of shedding light on the issue to those who normally reject the true reality that exists in the Garden State.

Congratulations to our affiliated scholar Lori Minnite

We are very happy to announce that our affiliated scholar and colleague Lori Minnite has been reappointed Associate Professor with tenure.  

Congrats, Lori!!!!!

Conference – Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity

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Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity

May 12–14, 2014

How can communities promote economic growth in ways that benefit all residents? Learn what the experts have to say. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, this biennial national conference will be held May 12–14, 2014, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Check out the full agenda and register today. 

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Ten Ph.D. Students in Public Affairs Present Research Papers at Urban Affairs Association Conference

In Rutgers University–Camden’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in public affairs, students learn that community development takes place at the intersections of increasingly complex and globalized economic, political, legal, and social systems.

A testament to this comprehensive approach, 10 Ph.D. students in public affairs are making research presentations – each unique in its focus on policies and practices – at the 44th annual conference of the Urban Affairs Association, held from March 19 to 22 in San Antonio.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the Ph.D. students and their contributions to urban-affairs research,” says Marie Chevrier, chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers–Camden and head of the Ph.D. program.

It is a remarkable achievement for a relatively new program, and an impressive accomplishment for the university, adds Paul Jargowsky, director of the Center for Urban Research and Education at Rutgers–Camden.

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4/11/14: Join DVRPC at the Third “Investing in People & Places” Forum in New Jersey

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