Project on Race, Class & Cumulative Adversity

Robert Sampson

Harvard Gazette: 'Unpacking the power of poverty'

May 17, 2019
Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment — in particular growing up in poverty — can have long-lasting effects on their success later in life. What’s less well understood is exactly how. A new Harvard study is beginning to pry open that black box.

Robert J. Sampson receives Guggenheim Award

August 1, 2018
As a Guggenheim Fellow, Sampson will work on a book project that examines how children navigated the transition to adulthood during the transformation of crime, punishment, and inequality in America during the latter part of the 20th century until the present.

Robert Sampson

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative

Bruce Western

Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Justice Lab at Columbia University