Human Ecology

Reports news and information of particular interest to the faculty and alumni of the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Features short, signed articles written by the college?s faculty and students, and coverage of the college?

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, November

A Card-Carrying Capitalist Tackles Poverty: Richard Burkhauser's Research on Nearly Every Aspect of U.S. Poverty Policy-Income Inequality, Minimum Wage, Welfare Reform, Health Care, and Social Security-Has Turned Up Some Surprising Facts
It's 8:55 a.m. on a bright Tuesday morning in September. Professor Richard Burkhauser is standing at the front of Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall watching students file into Economics 1110: Introductory Microeconomics. For those who arrive early, the...
Afterword: Investigating Disparities: The North Brooklyn Latino Oral History Project
Through the use of experiential pedagogy, Sam Beck, director of the Urban Semester Program, teaches students ethnogaphics research methods as they analyze their own internships, medical rotations and participation in the North Brooklyn Latino Oral...
Childhood Poverty Leads to Brain Impairments
Chronic stress from growing up in poverty has a physiological impact on children's brains, impairing their working memory and diminishing their ability to develop language, reading, and problem-solving skills, according to a study by Professor Gary...
Cooperative Extension Serves Up Nutrition Education in NYC: Nutrition Educators Are Extending Their Reach to Help More Low-Income Families, Soup Kitchens, and Food Pantries
Marilyn Waters-Courtney, a community nutrition educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York City, has been educating New Yorkers about how to improve their diets for several decades. Now, in addition to training low-income families and...
Exploring the Ecology of Poverty: Faculty from across the College Discuss the Dimensions of Poverty from Their Varied Perspectives
There are more than 37 million people in America living in poverty and many more who don't make enough money to cover basic expenses such as food and housing. The phenomenon has wide-ranging impacts on families, communities, the health care system,...
Going Deep for Data in Africa: Professor David Sahn and Colleagues Use In-Depth Surveys to Delve into the Economics and Environments That Perpetuate Poverty in Developing Nations
When Professor David Sahn designs a household survey to examine the causes of poverty in Africa, he collects more information from the participating families than most Americans share with their family members and closest friends. Sahn enlists the...
Mental Health Problems Contribute to Persistent Food Insecurity
When low-income mothers and children suffer from mental health problems, their families are less likely to have consistent access to nutritional foods, according to a new study conducted by researchers in Nutritional Sciences. Poor mental health...
Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility: Project Update
The 10 members of the Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility Project--including four Human Ecology faculty--have taken up residence in offices at the end of a long corridor in Myron Taylor Hall. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For 20 hours each week,...
Teaching Students How to Combat Poverty
Professor Gary Evans has given his talk "Why Poverty Is Bad for Kids" to dozens of Human Ecology classes over the past 10 years. A psychologist by training, his research focuses on how poverty and its associated physical environments impact child development....
Training Grad Students to Tackle Food Systems and Poverty Problems
Although farming and food distribution improvements have increased the quality of life in Asia, Europe, and North America, 2.6 billion people still live on less than $2 a day and suffer from chronic extreme poverty. A new interdisciplinary program...
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