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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Publications

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

Christina Pao

Christina is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy and is affiliated with the Office of Population Research. She previously completed an MPhil in Sociology and Demography at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College), an MA in Political Science at Yale University, and a BA in Political Science and Classics (Greek and Latin) at Yale…

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