Faculty Research Grants

Funded Projects

2020-21 Awards

The Interpretation, Use, and Influence of Evaluative Information in K-12 Schooling
Kendra Bischoff (Sociology)

Africa Futures Project – Socioeconomic and Geographic Mobility of Ghanaian, Kenyan, and South African Youth
Tristan D. Ivory (ILR - International and Comparative Labor)

Reducing Racial-Ethnic Inequality in Access to and Benefits of Opioid Treatments and Services
Laura Tach (Policy Analysis and Management) and Jerel Ezell (Africana Studies and Research Center)

Juggling Profit and Purpose: The Dilemma of For-Profit Affordable Housing Developers
Michael A. Tomlan (City and Regional Planning)

Inequality and the Distribution of Social Capital
Cristobal Young (Sociology), Benjamin Cornwell (Sociology), and Barum Park (Sociology)

2019-20 Awards

Criminal Record Inaccuracies and the Effects of a Criminal Record Education Intervention on Employment-Related Outcomes
Erin York Cornwell (Sociology) and Martin T. Wells (Statistics and Data Science)

Understanding Economic Elites’ Attitudes toward Democracy, Redistribution, and Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Latin America
Gustavo Flores-Macías (Government)

Promise Fulfilled? Title IX and Gender Inequality in American Higher Education
Vida Maralani (Sociology) and Celene Reynolds (Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dividing Lines: School District Boundaries and the Geography of Unequal Opportunity
Peter Rich (PAM)

Emerging Inequality in New York State Solar Energy Development
Richard C. Stedman (Natural Resources)

Spatial Inequality, Labor Protections and the Role of State and Local Government
Mildred E. Warner (City and Regional Planning)

Sick Pay Mandates as a Policy Instrument to Reduce Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market
Nicolas R. Ziebarth (PAM)

2018-2019 Awards

Exploring Behavioral and Design Constraints to Drought Insurance to Improve Socioeconomic Mobility Among A Poor Rural Population
Christopher B. Barrett (Dyson – Applied Economics & Management)
Collaborators: Dr. Joanna B. Upton, Research Associate, Dyson School; Glenn Harrison, C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, and Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University; Dr. Nathan D. Jensen, Senior Research Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute (Kenya and Ethiopia); Karlijn Morsink, Utrecht University (Netherlands); Dr. Mark Schneider, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University

Improving Access to The Best Teachers: Two Studies of Teacher Quality
Maria Fitzpatrick (Policy Analysis and Management)

Temporary Immigration Status and Worker Precarity
Shannon Gleeson (ILR – Labor Relations, Law, and History) and Kati Griffith (ILR – Labor Relations, Law, and History)

“The Poor Build Their Homes with Sweat”: Farmworkers, Rural Poverty, and the Fight for Affordable Housing
Verónica Martínez-Matsuda (ILR – Labor Relations, Law, and History)

Pre-Marital Cohabitation and Diverging Destinies: Gender & Class Differences in Life Trajectories and Family Formation
Sharon Sassler (Policy Analysis and Management)

2017-2018 Awards

Neighborhood Context and Health Inequalities in Later Life
Erin York Cornwell (Sociology)

Assessing the Impact of Place-Based Policies on Economic Mobility
Laura Tach (Policy Analysis and Management)

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Public Opinion and Political Engagement: Implications for Policy Sustainability and Political Inequality
Suzanne Mettler (Government)

Human Capital Inequality and Mobility in Madagascar
Christopher D. A. Boone (School of Hotel Administration), David E. Sahn (Economics), and Heidi Kaila (World Bank)

Buying Time with Children: Family Income, Mother’s Employment, and Time-Intensive Parenting across the Life Course
Vida Maralani (Sociology) and Berkay Ozcan (London School of Economics)

Racial Bias and Anti‐Immigrant Attitudes in Contemporary U.S. Politics
Peter K. Enns (Government) and Jonathon P. Schuldt (Communication)

2016-2017 Awards

The Long Run Impacts of Head Start:  Creating A New Funding Panel Dataset, and New Evidence on the Program’s Effectiveness in Promoting Equality of Opportunity
Douglas Miller (Policy Analysis and Management)

Linking NYC Administrative Data to Estimate Parental Incarceration’s Effects on Children
Chris Wildeman (Policy Analysis and Management) and Maria Fitzpatrick (Policy Analysis and Management)

Children, Gender, and Politics: A Developmental Approach to Understanding Inequalities in Democracy
Katherine D. Kinzler (Psychology and Human Development), Zachary Clopton (Cornell Law School), Andrei Cimpian (Psychology, New York University), and Melissa Ferguson (Psychology, project consultant)

The Political Causes and Consequences of Unequal Civil Legal Representation
Jamila Michener (Government, Cornell University) and Mallory SoRelle (Government and Law, Lafayette College)

Experimental Evidence on the Long-run and Intergenerational Impacts of Welfare Reform
Jordan Matsudaira (Policy Analysis and Management), Zhuan Pei (Policy Analysis and Management), and Pauline Leung (Policy Analysis and Management)