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News and Opportunities
State of the Union Report

The 2016 Special Issue of Pathways Magazine assesses how the U.S. stacks up against peer countries on such key indicators as poverty, labor market performance, health inequality, income inequality, wealth inequality, spatial segregation, educational inequality, social mobility, and safety net performance.

Childhood Poverty and the Gender Gap

New research by CPI research group leader Raj Chetty shows that growing up in poverty affects boys more than girls. Poor boys are more likely than poor girls to become jobless adults.

Call for Proposals: Economics and Social Identity

Cambridge University Press is soliciting proposals for a new book series that will highlight research on identity, economics, and the structural causes of group-based inequality. Contact Karen Maloney at for more information and proposal guidelines.

News from Other Poverty Centers

Living on the Periphery: Poor Urban Men

How do poor urban men make a living? What proportion have children? How many have been incarcerated? A new policy brief from the Institute for Research on Poverty and the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison answers these questions and more.
Labor Markets and Poverty

The latest issue of Poverty Research Now from the Center for Poverty Research explores today’s labor markets and how they affect low-wage workers. 

Talks and Events

The Political Economy of Immigrant Time

For immigrants who are going through the process of becoming citizens, time serves as a form of political currency that can be exchanged for rights. In this talk, Syracuse University professor Elizabeth Cohen will explore the political economy of time for immigrants in the U.S. in the post-1965 era.

Thursday February 11, Reuben Hills Conference Room, Second Floor, Stanford Encina Hall, 4pm

The Fluidity of Race

Yale University professor Nancy Qian will present “The Fluidity of Race: Racial ‘Passing’ in the United States, 1400-1900.” Qian’s research draws on historical Census microdata linked over time. 

Wednesday February 17, Building 200, Room 202, 12:30pm

Sociology Colloquium: School Choice

Northwestern University professor Mary Pattillo will discuss how the themes of empowerment, agency, and control characterize the experiences of low-income African American parents tasked with putting their children in schools.
Thursday February 18, Building 120, Mendendall, 12:30pm

Principal Licensure Exams and Future Job Performance

Vanderbilt University professor Jason Grissom questions whether conditioning administrative licensure on passage of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) is consistent with the goal of a diverse principal workforce.
Thursday February 18, CERAS Learning Hall, 3:30pm
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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 1H79AE000101 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and receives funding from the Elfenworks Foundation.

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