Exploring downward mobility among middle-income African Americans
UMSI research fellow and investigator Tawanna Dillahunt is exploring the challenges and experiences of African Americans in Detroit, Michigan who grew up in middle-income households and who have experienced intergenerational downward mobility. The proposed work, funded by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy’s Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies (CPPDS), seeks to clearly understand the strategies these individuals believe are needed to get ahead, their access to financial resources, and how their levels of social capital at the family and community levels shape their mobility trajectories.
Start date: 5/1/2013
End date: 6/30/2014
Exploring Downward Mobility among Middle-Income African Americans: Interpretations of Social Mobility and the Impact of Information and Communication, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy CPPDS Seed Grant: $7,500
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is one of the nation’s top policy schools, providing research, teaching and public discussion on current national and international policy issues. The annual CPPDS grant program supports projects that contribute to academic research on diversity or enrich the broader community's engagement with issues of diversity.