Sociologists, however, are finding that parental investment in their children has diverged sharply over the last 40 years with growing gaps between the middle and the upper classes. In a May 2018 paper published in the American Sociological Review, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and Colorado State University found that the most affluent Americans are driving this difference, spending ever higher amounts of money on their children’s education and enrichment, from after-school lessons to summer camps.
The study, “Income Inequality and Class Divides in Parental Investments,” was published May 21 in the American Sociological Review, the peer-reviewed flagship journal of the American Sociological Association.
His project will examine the relationship in the U.S. between parental investments in children and family structure, and then—by combining the results with demographic projects of family structure—generate new projections how of class gaps in parental investment are likely to evolve in the coming decades.
Colorado State University’s food systems research team has received $1 million in support from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill. The $1 million award is being matched by several other organizations, for a total of $2 million in research funding for the CSU team to address today’s food and agriculture challenges.
Residents tell researchers they consider themselves powerless to control their surroundings or to protect the environment, their health or their property.
The Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA), in partnership with the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade (CFAT) is releasing the first-ever comprehensive report on consumer market patterns and awareness of domestic fair trade messaging.
Students in Jason Downing’s courses discuss privilege poverty and related issues. Donating to the Food Bank of Larimer County is an option for extra credit.
A group of CSU faculty studying the effect that engaging environments have on the brains of aging adults and people with dementia has received a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its work.
Two CSU professors are leading the charge to better understand the linkage between rural and urban communities, their respective well-being, and how these diverse worlds interact with the food that comes across your dinner table.
“Professor Laura Raynolds is the world’s foremost scholar on Fair Trade and one of the most prominent scholars of alternative agro-food networks more broadly. She is sought after as an advisor and mentor because of her reputation in the field, her passion for the subject, and her dedication to her students,” notes College of Liberal Arts Dean Benjamin Withers.