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Maternal Stress and Mental Health

Does maternal stress show up in the next generation? Indeed it does. It depresses birth outcomes, raises the risk of perinatal complications, and even affects the mental health of the next generation, according to a new working paper by CPI affiliate Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater. 


Can Schools Level the Playing Field?

Rucker Johnson discusses intergenerational mobility and equal educational opportunity policies at the 2016 Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Inequality.

News from Other Poverty Centers
Immigrant Mothers and Access to Social Services

A new policy brief from the Center for Poverty Research at UC-Davis suggests that low-income immigrant mothers are most effective in advocating for their children in less bureaucratized settings and when staff recognize how deeply they care for and understand their children.
How Disadvantage Affects Health Outcomes

In this webinar from the Institute for Research on Poverty, the presenters discuss how economic and social disadvantages are associated with poor health outcomes over the life course.
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The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by Grant Number 5H79AE000101-05 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and receives funding from the Elfenworks Foundation.

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