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New Publication: From Parity to Polarization: Iowa Income Inequality 1970-2012

New Publication: From Parity to Polarization: Iowa Income Inequality 1970-2012

The report tracks income inequality across Iowa counties between 1970 and 2012, with comparisons between metro-rural Iowa and the U.S..  Socioeconomic conditions related to inequality in Iowa are examined; and policy implications are discussed.  County inequality data are presented in the appendix...More


Gloria Jones Johnson Awarded Highest Faculty Award

Gloria Jones Johnson

Gloria Jones Johnson was promoted to University Professor, which is one of the highest faculty awards. This awards recognizes faculty members whose professional work has focused upon effecting positive, significant institutional change at Iowa State University.

Gloria Jones-Johnson came to Iowa State in 1986. Her research specializes in social psychology, social inequality and work, and occupations. Her recent research interests are self-employment and the contingent work force.

Rural Life, Rural Iowa and the Making of the American Character - Claude Fischer - Oct. 1, 2014, 7:00 PM, Sun Room

Claude Fischer

Claude Fischer is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of several books on the changing nature of American society including his most recent work, Century of Difference: How America Changed in the Last One Hundred Years. He will draw on research covering centuries of American social life to describe the evolution of this national culture and the role of rural America. Fischer received his MA and PhD in sociology from Harvard University. His research has focused on the differences of rural and urban life and, in recent years, on American social history.

From Parity to Polarization: Iowa Income Inequality 1970-2012