Joint Degree Program in Social Policy

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What is JDP?

This collaborative effort of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Departments of Politics, Psychology, Population Studies, and Sociology combines work in a basic social science with a multidisciplinary perspective on the problems of economic insecurity and inequality.

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Students in SPI 590S submit a paper that is reviewed by a prominent researcher in their field. It is hoped that this will help the student to have a paper ready for publication.

Many of these papers have been published as journal articles. One paper was published as a book chapter, and there is even a book that was based on the paper written for this class.

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Featured Faculty

  • Patrick Sharkey

    Patrick Sharkey is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs. Has a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard. Sharkey was formerly Chair of Sociology at NYU.
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Marion J. Levy, Jr. Fellow

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