Domestic Public Policy

The Future of Children: Culture and Social Mobility

Grant Year: 2018


Melissa Kearney and Ron Haskins will lead an effort to develop a better understanding of how cultural factors can influence social mobility. They will commission a series of papers from leading scholars on issues related to the ways that cultural norms can shape longer-term life outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, including how children’s futures can be shaped by religious institutions, parenting practices, and peer networks. The project’s findings will appear in a special issue of The Future of Children.

Princeton University Domestic Public Policy

$150,000