Austin Community College Fall 2017 Commencement ceremonies on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Affirmative Action: Foundations and Key Concepts

This non-exhaustive reading list discusses the origins of affirmative action, the question of race vs. class, and the effects of meritocracy.
Medicaid work requirements

The Health Threats of Welfare Stigma

Researchers found that people with high levels of need were scared away from applying for Medicaid and welfare benefits by stigma.
New York area marksman C.B. Winder shooting a gun. 
Photo Credit: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

Deep Dive

Each week, our editors annotate the most popular op-ed pieces in the news with links to further reading on JSTOR.
Happy couple walking while guests throwing confetti on them during wedding ceremony. Horizontal shot.

Is Marriage a Solution to Poverty?

Is marriage a solution to poverty?

Making Child Support Work Better for Children

Do child support laws actually benefit children?

Undocumented at College

The effects of allowing undocumented students to receive in-state tuition rates at their state colleges and universities.