Monday, April 9th, 2012
ISRC Director, Kevin Leicht, lectured on "The Middle Class: How We Got Here and What the Future Holds," as part of the University of Iowa Alumni Association's Lifelong Learning series on April 24 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
The recently published "Broke: How Debt Bankrupts the Middle Class" features a chapter by ISRC Director, Kevin Leicht, which discusses whether Americans’ increased access to credit reflects economic growth or masks financial security of American families
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
ISRC Director Kevin Leicht was recently interviewed for an article on the Occupy Iowa movement in the Des Moines Register. Leicht pointed out that the movement is at a critical juncture.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Kevin Leicht was featured as one of University of Iowa’s election experts in the November 15th edition of FYI.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Professor Karen Heimer hosted the first Social Science Interdisciplinary Group (SSIG) colloquium and featured activities of the Iowa Social Science Research Center and the Hawkeye Poll. ISRC Staff provided an overview of the center’s services and discussed highlights of the past year’s activities and the funding landscape for the social sciences.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Data released by the US Census indicates that higher numbers of young adults in America are "doubling up"—that is, moving back in with their families or with other households.
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
The ISRC has released its annual report for FY 2010-11. Highlights of the year include the reformulation of the center as a part of the Public Policy Center, and a move to a newly-renovated facility. This year the ISRC worked with 20 departments/units across campus, completing ten surveys, and providing assistance for 34 grant proposals.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau's short-form data for Iowa in 2010 is now accessible which offers demographic information at the block level.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
The University of Iowa hosted a ISA meeting that brought 110 scholars from 30 different countries to campus to discuss various topics related to social stratification and mobility from August 9-12th.
Monday, June 6th, 2011
Kevin Leicht joined Heather McGhee in a discussion of why the American dream is slipping away for middle class Americans and if it's possible to get it back on an NPR podcast.