NEW! Robert D. Putnam's upcoming book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, is slated for publication in 2015. Read the press release from Simon & Schuster here.
Washington Post. "How Arizona's anti-gay bill will hurt the religious." (E.J. Dionne, Jr., 2/26/14)
New York Times Fixes Blog. "Immigrants Welcome Here." (David Bornstein, 2/19/14)
The Atlantic. "How to save marriage in America." (Richard V. Reeves, 2/13/14)
Vancouver Sun. "Ethnic diversity's 'inconvenient truths.'" (Douglas Todd, 2/9/14)
Boston Globe Magazine. "Unhappy millennials are changing the rules of the game." (Saguaro's Jennifer M. Silva, 2/7/14)
Carl Frederick, Kaisa Snellman, and Robert D. Putnam's newly released PNAS article "Increasing socioeconomic disparities in adolescent obesity." Read the full article here.See all our recent news articles
Saguaro is currently researching the impact of economic hard times on social capital and civic engagement, as well as some worrying new evidence of a growing "class gap" among American young people. Children from upper-middle class backgrounds are increasingly well-nested in family, religious, and community networks, whereas kids from working class backgrounds are increasingly isolated from such connections.
This phenomenon is a compound problem, as both changing family structure and income inequality have had a hand in the demise of equal opportunity and the American Dream.