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News and Opportunities

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

Over 600,000 people are released from federal or state prison each year, with many returning to chaotic living environments rife with violence. In his new book, CPI affiliate Bruce Western examines the tumultuous first year after release from prison. 
Emerging Poverty Scholars Program

The Institute for Research on Poverty invites junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to apply for its inaugural Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship program. Applications are due by August 1, 2018.
 

Pathways Magazine

Gender Inequality in Education

Despite common beliefs to the contrary, male students do not consistently outperform female students in mathematics. It’s only in high school that the male advantage in mathematics surfaces. What’s going on?
Welfare Reform and the Families It Left Behind

What was the biggest failure of the 1996 welfare reform? Read this piece by CPI affiliates Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer to find out.
 

Videos

Race and Incarceration

In this video from our online course on poverty and inequality, CPI affiliate Becky Pettit discusses trends in incarceration for those with low levels of education.
Policies to Mitigate Climate Change

In a video from his “big data” course, CPI research group leader Raj Chetty examines how environmental damage can be mitigated by changing human behavior. 
 

Featured Research

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

How Cultural Capital Emerged in Gilded Age America: Musical Purification and Cross-Class Inclusion at the New York Philharmonic
Fabien Accominotti, Shamus R. Khan, and Adam Storer – American Journal of Sociology

Imprisonment and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
David J. Harding, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Anh P. Nguyen, and Shawn D. Bushway – American Journal of Sociology

Local Food Prices, SNAP Purchasing Power, and Child Health
Erin T. Bronchetti, Garret S. Christensen and Hilary W. Hoynes – NBER

The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from over a Million Rideshare Drivers
Cody Cook, Rebecca Diamond, Jonathan Hall, John A. List, and Paul Oyer – NBER

The Race Between Man and Machine: Implications of Technology for Growth, Factor Shares, and Employment
Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo – American Economic Review

The Uptick in Income Segregation: Real Trend or Random Sampling Variation?
John R. Logan, Andrew Foster, Jun Ke, and Fan Li  – American Journal of Sociology

XX>XY?: The Changing Female Advantage in Life Expectancy
Claudia Goldin and Adriana Lleras-Muney – NBER
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