Lauren Berliner’s research cited in Mother Jones and the Financial Times


IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner’s collaborative research with Nora Kenworthy was cited in the cover story of the most recent edition of Mother Jones magazine.  The feature, entitled “Go Fund Yourself: Begging for health care in the new safety net,” draws on Berliner and Kenworthy’s finding that online marketing skills correlate with income, thus reproducing social inequality in social media fundraising environments. 

The Financial Times also published an article that asks "Why are so many Americans crowdfunding their healthcare?" and includes an interview with Berliner and Kenworthy.

The Guardian picked up the research in "Struggling US families turn to crowdfunding to cover childcare costs."

Berliner and Kenworthy’s original research was published in “Producing a worthy illness: Personal crowdfunding amidst financial crisis.”

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