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Twitter Chat: Understanding Poverty

On September 13, join us for a Twitter chat to discuss the Census Bureau's annual report on income and poverty in the United States. David Grusky, Timothy Smeeding, Ann Huff Stevens, and other leading experts will analyze the 2015 statistics and discuss the causes of poverty. The chat will begin at 12pm ET and will use the hashtag #povertynow.
2016 New Scholars Conference

The CPI is hosting our fifth annual New Scholars Conference on September 9 at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. The country’s leading “new scholars” will present their research on important trends in poverty and inequality. Please come! RSVP to
CPI in the News

A sampling of recent press coverage of our affiliates and their research:

Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency

The 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) brought together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss well-being and self-sufficiency among low-income families. Videos of all plenary sessions and select breakout sessions are available online.

Featured Research

Gap in Test Scores Is Now Narrowing

The gap in academic performance between low-income and high-income children is already large by the time that students enter kindergarten, but new research by CPI research group leader Sean Reardon and his coauthors shows that the gap has narrowed since the late 1990s. 

Is Income Segregation Increasing for all Households?

From 1990 to 2010, income segregation increased for families with children, but among childless households—two-thirds of the population—income segregation changed little, according to a new paper by CPI affiliate Ann Owens.
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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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