Pollak receives grant from MacArthur Foundation

A grant for $550,000 from the MacArthur Foundation will allow the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy to finish its long term research project which investigates the dynamics of family functioning and the well-being of children born to unmarried parents. Robert Pollak, Ph.D., Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics in arts & sciences and the John M. Olin School of Business, co-directs the Network, which brings together 13 scholars in economics, sociology, developmental psychology and public policy to advance understanding of the connections between families, labor markets and the economy as a whole.