Kathryn Edin and Colleagues Launch American Voices Project

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

FFCWS Co-PI, Kathryn Edin, and colleagues are launching a new study - the American Voices Project - a joint initiative of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Princeton University’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and the American Institutes for Research. You can now listen to Dr. Edin talk about the project in this new study trailer.

About the American Voices Project

Opportunities for upward mobility are declining. And the decline is precipitous: Ninety percent of children born in 1940 grew up to earn more than their parents, whereas today only half of all children earn more than their parents. The American Voices Project mission: To talk to people across the country to learn how they’re faring and to find out what is and isn’t working in their lives.

The American Voices Project will thus start with a fact-finding census of 200 rural, suburban, and urban communities. The Project will interview 5,000 individuals across the country to understand their successes and struggles, their hopes and dreams, and their ideas for making our country work better.

American Voices Project Research Fellowship

The American Voices project is accepting applications for Research Fellows through February 7, 2019. Fellows will talk to people across America about their lives, their families, their experiences, and their hopes and dreams and receive intensive research training from the country’s top scholars. To learn more or apply to join the research team, see the American Voices Project website.