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"Failure to Launch? Delayed Departure from the Family Home in Western Europe and Japan"
Katherine S. Newman
Director, Institute for International & Regional Studies, Princeton University
Mon 12th, May 2008
Katherine S. Newman leads the Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton, and is the Malcolm Forbes Class of 1941 Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs. Formerly the Dean of Social Science at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Urban Studies in the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Newman has written eight books on topics ranging from urban poverty to middle class economic insecurity to school violence. Her most recent book (in collaboration with Victor Chen), The Missing Class (Beacon Press, 2007), is an analysis of the condition of the near poor in American society. With colleagues at the Indian Institute for Dalit Studies, Newman has just completed work on four related projects on labor market discrimination. In summer 2006, she completed a five-country study on the prolonged stay of young people in their parents' homes in Western Europe and Japan, which is the basis of her Tay Gavin lecture and a forthcoming book. Newman has won a number of awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Prize and the Hillman Book Award, and appears frequently on public radio and television.