Youth, Jobs and the Future
    • About:

      Patrick Carr is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the co-author, along with Maria J. Kefalas of Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America (2009, Beacon Press), author of Clean Streets: Controlling Crime, Maintaining Order and Building Community Activism (2005, NYU Press) and co-editor of Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-first Century (2011, California Press). His work has been published in a number of peer review outlets including the American Journal of Sociology, Criminology, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He is currently working on a study of witnesses in the criminal justice system, and on an examination of the experiences of young people transitioning to adulthood during the Great Recession. Carr’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and on NPR and he has published opinion editorials in The Root, The Huffington Post and The Atlantic (online).