The University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions promotes academic research and social policy that serves the common good in four program areas: Diversity and Democracy; Slavery and Its Aftermath; Water, Equity, and Security; and The Future of Work. By applying rigorous scholarship to the real world, we offer tangible solutions to current problems, promote public good, and strengthen our global community.

The Cost of Inheritance is a co-production of the University of Michigan CSS and PBS member stations.