Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Winter

Is It Working?
Associate Professor Jennifer Greene and her graduate students evaluate human service programs in the local community. With an independent perspective, the students help program administrators, funders, and policy makers achieve important social goals....
Next Stop, the Workplace
Today's high school graduates are entering a workplace that requires highly skilled and flexible workers. Professor Stephen Hamilton has found that apprenticeship may be the perfect strategy to teach them the skills they'll need and to help ease the...
Safety First
The majority of residents of public housing in the United States have been identified as being at high risk for suffering unintentional injuries. Human ecology researchers are collaborating with housing authority administrators and insurance companies...
The Hidden Costs of Divorce
Almost half of all marriages today end in divorce. Human ecology economists Jennifer Gerner and Dean Lillard have found that the children of divorced parents are less likely to attend college-particularly a selective college like Cornell-than those whose...
Time Shared
How much time do working parents actually spend with their kids? The data collected by Professor W. Keith Bryant and University of Utah researcher Cathleen Zick disprove the notion that children of two-income families are neglected and unnurtured. "Learn...