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News and Opportunities
Welcome Back Students!

Interested in becoming more involved with the Center on Poverty and Inequality? To celebrate the start of the school year, we’re hosting a welcome reception for undergraduate and graduate students. Please drop by and enjoy the cupcakes, meet our staff, and learn more about what we do. Bring your friends! No RSVP required.
Poverty Falls to Pre-Recession Levels

The official poverty rate for the U.S. fell to 12.7 percent in 2016, statistically no different than the poverty rate before the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, according to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most dramatic declines were among children, blacks, Hispanics, noncitizens, and those residing in the Northeast.
The Stanford Education Data Archive is Hiring

Would you like to work with the superstars of education policy? The Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis is hiring for two positions at the Stanford Education Data Archive, directed by CPI research group leader Sean Reardon.

Pathways Magazine
State of the Union: Employment

Even after the economic recovery, 1 in 9 African Americans and 1 in 6 Hispanics fear a job loss within one year. Why? CPI research group leader Michael Hout addresses this question in our State of the Union issue on racial and ethnic inequalities.
Cash Matters and Place Matters

If nations are judged by how they treat their children, the United States is currently failing the test. Tim Smeeding offers a simple plan to assure that all children grow up in good neighborhoods and with adequate income.

Training the Elite

In this video from our online course on poverty and inequality, Columbia University professor Shamus Khan provides an inside look at one of the most prestigious high schools in the country.

Talks and Events
Rethinking Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities

How should mental health services be delivered to American Indian communities? A public talk by University of Michigan professor Joseph Gone.

Tuesday, October 3, Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room, 4pm
Income and Wealth Inequality

How is inequality connected to our schools, our governments, and even the taxes we pay? CPI research group leader Emmanuel Saez presents evidence on income and wealth inequality.

Tuesday, October 10, Science Teaching & Learning Center, Room 111, 7:30pm
What Can Universal Basic Income Do for Gender Justice?

NYU Shanghai professor Almaz Zelleke examines the relationship between a universal basic income and gender justice. 

Wednesday, October 18, Cubberley Auditorium, 5:30pm
Understanding America’s Workforce

Academics and journalists come together to discuss the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the plight of immigrant laborers, the human fallout of the gig economy, and the role of data in discrimination.

Friday, October 20, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 8:30am

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

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Is There a Role for Physician Education?
Molly Schnell and Janet Currie – NBER

Choice of Majors: Are Women Really Different from Men?
Adriana D. Kugler, Catherine H. Tinsley, and Olga Ukhaneva – NBER

Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan – NBER

Increasing Inequality in Parent Incomes and Children’s Schooling
Greg J. Duncan, Ariel Kalil, and Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest – Demography

Indirect Inference with Importance Sampling: An Application to Women’s Wage Growth
Robert M. Sauer and Christopher R. Taber – NBER

People Versus Machines: The Impact of Minimum Wages on Automatable Jobs
Grace Lordan and David Neumark – NBER

Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts
Amy Finkelstein, Nathaniel Hendren, and Mark Shepard – NBER

The Effect of Fertility on Mothers’ Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries
Daniel Aaronson, Rajeev Dehejia, Andrew Jordan, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii, and Karl Schulze – NBER

The Role of Education for Intergenerational Income Mobility: A Comparison of the United States, Great Britain, and Sweden
Paul Gregg, Jan O. Jonsson, Lindsey Macmillan, and Carina Mood – Social Forces

Who Gets and Who Gives Employer-Provided Benefits? Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data
Tali Kristal – Social Forces

Women, Work, and Family
Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler – NBER

Women’s Progress for Men’s Gain? Gender-Specific Changes in the Return to Education as Measured by Family Standard of Living, 1990 to 2009–2011
ChangHwan Kim and Arthur Sakamoto – Demography

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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, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the National Science Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ballmer Group, The James Irvine Foundation, Tides Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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