Before the abstractions of social science, there are people's stories, the emotional worlds of disappointment and uncertainty, and the brave coping of everyday life. Established in 1998 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life fosters research and training to document the challenges of American working families. Working people, everyday lives explored in the tradition where ethnography and documentary come together.

Part of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research.

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