Earlier this year, the Stone Program in Wealth Distribution, Inequality, and Social Policy awarded a Stone Research Grant to A. Nicole Kreisberg, the David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Dr. Kreisberg, a sociologist who studies immigrant inequalities in educational institutions and the labor market, recently provided an update on how the Stone Research Grant is supporting the development of her current project:
"The Stone Program Grant has been instrumental in assisting me to collect interviews for my book project, tentatively called, “The Pipeline to Exclusion: How Colleges and Companies Fail Latinx Immigrants from Credential to Career.” The grant allowed me to partner with YouGov, a national public opinion and data company, to recruit a national sample of Latinx 20- to 30-year-olds to inquire about the mechanisms explaining immigrant inequality and integration from school to work. So far, my research assistants and I have successfully completed 28 interviews, and data collection is ongoing. The results are already rich for documenting important barriers to educational attainment and labor market entry. At minimum, the interviews will support one book chapter and one paper, the second of which has already been submitted as an abstract to the Population of America’s annual meeting. Another paper from the interview data, focusing specifically on Latinx mental health and well-being, will be in preparation for a special conference called Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research and Policy."
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