BC Professor Awarded Grant to Examine the Well-Being of Youth in Low-Income Families

Boston CLisa Dodsonollege Research Professor of Sociology Lisa Dodson, in collaboration with the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a grant from the Ford and Annie E. Casey foundations for a research project examining the well-being of youth growing up in low-income families.

Dodson and co-principal investigator UMass Economics Professor Randy Albelda will produce three papers examining connections between the low-wage labor market and the well-being of youth growing up in low-income families, with a focus on young people’s educational attainment and positive development. Funding for the project, titled “Linking Youth Development with Parents’ Low-Wage Work,” includes resources for national dissemination of the findings in public policy debates and in the media.