We are delighted to announce that Professor Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, will be delivering the AQMeN Annual Lecture on Wednesday 26th October.
Professor Sampson's lecture is entitled:
Multidimensional Inequality across the Life Course.
The rise of the rich — the so-called “1 percent” — has spotlighted relative inequality at the top of the income distribution. Less visible but arguably more fundamental is multidimensional and persistent hardship. Cycles of absolute deprivation cut across both material and social aspects of well-being, including concentrated poverty, violence, environmental toxicity, incarceration, and institutional neglect. Economic and social marginality in African-American communities also extends across multiple generations. This presentation will focus on the implications of a contextual, life-course framework for studying enduring and interconnected inequalities, especially as they bear on the three foci of AQMeN’s research agenda — crime, stratification, and urban segregation. Professor Sampson will draw on new analyses from a long-term research project in Chicago that has examined both neighbourhood inequality and individual-level trajectories of development ranging from birth to young adulthood.