Recent News & Publications:
Sampson, Robert J. 2017. Urban Income Inequality and the Great Recession in Sunbelt Form: Disentangling Individual and Neighborhood-Level Change in Los Angeles. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 3(2), 102–128.
Sampson, Robert J. 2017. Urban Sustainability in an Age of Enduring Inequalities: Advancing Theory and Ecometrics for the 21st-Century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Early online). See also, To Advance Sustainability, Fight Inequality, Harvard Gazette.
Sampson, Robert J. 2016. Individual and Community Economic Mobility in the Great Recession Era: The Spatial Foundations of Persistent Inequality. Pp. 261-287 in Economic Mobility: Research and Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities and the Economy. St. Louis, MO: Federal Reserve Bank .
Sampson, Robert J. and Alix Winter. 2016. The Racial Ecology of Lead Poisoning: Toxic Inequality in Chicago Neighborhoods, 1995-2013. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race 13:2. See also, Toxic Inequality, Harvard Gazette.
Sampson, Robert J. 2016. The Characterological Imperative: On Heckman, Humphries, and Kautz’s The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life. Journal of Economic Literature 54(2): 493–513.
Chicago’s Murder Problem, New York Times, May 27, 2016.
Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses compounded deprivation and criminal justice in The Atlantic. See The Black Family and Mass Incarceration.
Mixed-Income Neighborhoods and Inequality:
Perkins, Kristin L. and Robert J. Sampson. 2015. Compounded Deprivation in the Transition to Adulthood: The Intersection of Racial and Economic Inequality among Chicagoans, 1995-2013."RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. 1 (1): 35-54. See also: Electing to Ignore the Poorest of the Poor. By Eduardo Porter, New York Times, November 17, 2015.
Sampson, Robert J., Robert D. Mare, and Kristin L. Perkins. 2015. Achieving the Middle Ground in an Age of Concentrated Extremes: Mixed Middle-Income Neighborhoods and Emerging Adulthood. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 660: 156-174.
Sampson, Robert J. 2015. Move Up or Out? Confronting Compounded Deprivation. Discussion 15 in NYU’s The Dream Revisited series (with responses by Richard Florida, Rosanne Haggerty, and Michael Stoll).
Electing to Ignore the Poorest of the Poor. By Eduardo Porter, New York Times, November 17, 2015.
Obama Administration to Unveil Major New Rules Targeting Segregation across U.S. Washington Post, July 8, 2015.
Who Will Pay the Political Price for Affordable Housing? New York Times, July 15, 2015.
Chicago Public Radio (July 9, 2015), HUD Stepping up Efforts to Integrate Neighborhoods.
Sampson, Robert J. 2015. Immigration and America’s Urban Revival. American Prospect (July, 21-25).
America’s Leading Immigrant Cities, Atlantic CityLab.
Donald Trump: Wrong on Immigration and Crime. Chicago Magazine.
Trump and the Myth of Immigrant Crime. Chicago Tribune, July 4, 2015.
Disorder and “Broken Windows:”
O’Brien, Daniel and Robert J. Sampson. 2015. Public and Private Spheres of Neighborhood Disorder: Assessing Pathways to Violence Using Large-Scale Digital Records. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 52: 486-510.
- Click here to read an article about the research by Richard Florida that appeared on The Atlantic's CityLab website.
- Click here to read an article about the research that appeared in The Boston Globe
- Click here to hear O'Brien discuss some of these findings in an interview on Radio Boston, which aired on WBUR-FM.
See also: Private Conflict, Public Disorder, and Crime. Pacific Standard.
O’Brien, Daniel, Robert J. Sampson, and Christopher Winship. 2015. Ecometrics in the Age of Big Data: Measuring and Assessing ‘Broken Windows’ Using Large-scale Administrative Records. Sociological Methodology 45: 101-147.
Hwang, Jackelyn and Robert Sampson. 2014. Divergent Pathways of Gentrification: Racial Inequality and the Social Order of Renewal in Chicago Neighborhoods. American Sociological Review 79: 726-751.
"Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods." The Atlantic CITYLAB.
"In Chicago, Neighborhoods That Are More Black Don't Gentrify." NPR, Code Switch.
“Google Street View shows that Gentrification in Chicago has Largely Bypassed Poor Minority Neighborhoods, Reinforcing Urban Inequality.” The LSE American Politics and Policy Blog.
"Is Your Neighborhood Gentrifying? Check Google Street View." Wall Street Journal, Digits.
"Gentrification: white people following white people." The Boston Globe.
"Why and How Chicago Neighborhoods Gentrify--and When." Chicago Magazine.