RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS RESEARCH ON COLLEGE ATTENDANCE AND THE GREAT RECESSION
NYU doctoral candidates Jacob Faber and Peter Rich have been awarded an Equality of Opportunity project grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for their project titled "Shocks in the Geography of Opportunity: The Foreclosure Crisis and College Enrollment." With the awarded grant, Jacob and Peter will study how changes in college attendance patterns rates families at different income levels from 2006 to 2012 impacted, and was impacted by, the collapse of the housing market during the Great Recession. Their project links newly available aggregated income tax data with housing foreclosure data in the 300 largest metropolitan areas of the United States.
NSF SUPPORTS RESEARCH ON PATRONAGE AND POLITICAL EXCHANGE NETWORKS
CASSR faculty member Dr. Delia Baldassarri and her collaborator Dr. Nicole Marwell of Baruch College have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to collaborate on a project titled “Patronage and Political Exchange Networks in a Municipal Legislature: Discretionary Spending on Nonprofit Organizations in New York City.”
With the awarded grant, Professors Baldassarri and Marwell will study legislators’ decisions to allocate public funds to private nonprofit organizations that provide social services in New York City, focusing on the network structure produced by this governance system, and its consequences for specific citizen constituencies.
HECKSCHER FOUNDATION AWARDS CASSR FACULTY
CASSR faculty member Dr. Jennifer Jennings has been awarded a grant from the Heckscher Foundation on a project titled "Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice in New York City Through Decision Supports." With the awarded grant, Professor Jennings (with colleagues Sean Corcoran, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj and Sarah Cohodes) will design and evaluate an information intervention to increase knowledge of school quality and determine whether it has an effect on students' knowledge, school choices, and later outcomes.
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (AERA) FUNDS CASSR FACULTY PROPOSAL
CASSR faculty member Dr. Jennifer Jennings has been awarded a grant from AERA on a project titled "The Effects of No Child Left Behind Act on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Diagnosis and Stimulant Use During Childhood." (With colleague Marissa King.) With the awarded grant, Professor Jennings will study the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the use of prescription medication in childhood to treat ADHD.