Social Policy and Inequality / Social Entrepreneurship
UNC Public Policy research focuses on the ways that social policies ameliorate or exacerbate disparities within and between groups. Specific research expertise includes the U.S. social safety-net policies, needs and outcomes for immigrant youth and their families, innovative policy incentives (such as cash transfer incentives in developing countries, baby bonds , child tax credit), impact of racism on child development, marriage , and women’s reproductive health and rights. This area also includes the study of politically relevant identity groups, such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low-income individuals, women, members of LGBTQ* communities, and immigrants. This area also includes a research focus on social entrepreneurship as a critical avenue to address social disparities.