Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

News and Opportunities

CPI Small Grant Winners

The CPI is proud to announce the recipients of our 2017–18 small grants competition: Caroline Abadeer (Political Science), Isabelle Foster (Public Policy), Taylor Orth (Sociology), and Itay Ravid (Law School). Congratulations!
Funding Opportunities

Don’t miss out on these funding opportunities! 

Pathways Magazine

State of the Union: Gender Identification

The traditional gender binary just doesn’t work. When respondents of a national survey were asked about their femininity and masculinity, 7 percent considered themselves equally feminine and masculine, and another 4 percent responded in ways that did not “match” their sex at birth.
Did Welfare Reform Increase Employment and Reduce Poverty?

Before we rethink the U.S. safety net, it might be wise to understand the last major reform effort. The 1996 welfare reform bill aimed—more than anything—to reduce dependence on welfare and increase self-sufficiency. A simple question: Did it work?


Joblessness and Poor Neighborhoods

In this video from our online course on poverty and inequality, CPI affiliate William Julius Wilson discusses the importance of improving employment opportunities in poor neighborhoods.
Social Costs of Climate Change

CPI research group leader Raj Chetty discusses the social costs of carbon and pollution in this video from his course on using big data to solve social problems.

Talks and Events

Analytical Sociologists Conference

Do you find yourself asking “why is this happening?” If so, you should come to a conference—loaded with superstars—devoted to figuring out the social mechanisms and microdynamics behind key social outcomes.

Thursday June 7 – Friday June 8, Koret-Taube Conference Center 
Born in Bradford

The city of Bradford has some of the highest rates of childhood illness in the United Kingdom. Why? University of Leeds lecturer Liam JB Hill examines the disturbing case of Bradford using a longitudinal birth cohort study.

Monday, June 11, Encina Hall, Philippines Conference Room C330, 12pm
The Millennial Generation

Brookings Institution researcher Bill Frey examines the demographic makeup of millennials and discusses the impacts of the underlying demographic shifts.

Monday, June 22, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 1pm
AI in Medicine

This symposium explores how AI and tech can help address problems of access and inequity in health care.

Wednesday, August 22, location TBA, 9am

Featured Research

A selection of poverty and inequality papers recently released by CPI affiliates

Addressing Recognition Gaps: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality
Michèle Lamont – American Sociological Review

Children and the Elderly: Wealth Inequality Among America’s Dependents
Christina M. Gibson-Davis and Christine Percheski – Demography

Formerly Incarcerated Parents and Their Children
Bruce Western and Natalie Smith – Demography

How Race and Unemployment Shape Labor Market Opportunities: Additive, Amplified, or Muted Effects?
David S. Pedulla – Social Forces

The Poverty Reduction of Social Security and Means-Tested Transfers
Bruce D. Meyer and Derek Wu – NBER
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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 the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Elfenworks Foundation, the Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, Sunlight Giving, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ballmer Group, and The James Irvine Foundation.

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