“Understanding Spatial Inequality: Framing the Problem Using Quantitative Evidence”
Kenya Covington (UCLA)
December 2, 2019
12:00pm-2:00pm | Bunche Hall 6275
Spatial inequality focuses on the spatial dimensions of social inequality; it is concerned with the uneven geographic distribution of both undesirable and desirable features of communities that determine the well-being of families and communities overall. To address spatial inequality problems quantitative evidence is key to more precisely describe what may be an abstract concept to society at large. Using effective problem definition strategies are critical as one attempts to garner support for policy action.
“Putting History to Work: A Workshop on History and Policy” is a monthly LCHP series designed to be a forum for skills-building and presentation of research in the intersecting fields of history and policy. This workshop will answer a variety of practical questions for historians who want to make their research relevant to policy. How do historians address present-day problems in their work? What sorts of professional knowledge is needed? The workshop is principally intended for graduate students and faculty interested in applying historical knowledge to contemporary problems. It will feature a range of experts offering insight on a wide array of skills.