stanford center on poverty and inequality

News and Opportunities
America’s Poverty and Inequality Course

Our online course on poverty and inequality is back! The course features 40 top scholars delivering 5-minute videos exploring why income inequality has reached unprecedented levels, why poverty remains so extreme, and why racial and gender inequalities are so intransigent. 
Rural Poverty Research Conference

How can rural poverty in the United States be reduced … permanently? Submit your proposal to participate in a multidisciplinary social science conference exploring rural poverty in the United States. Proposals are due by October 1, 2017.
Computational Social Science Fellowship

The Center for Computational Social Science is soliciting applications for its 2017 fellows program. The program supports Stanford graduate students working on computationally intensive social science research. Applications are due by September 15, 2017.

Pathways Magazine
A New Anti-Poverty Policy Litmus Test

Here’s a radical idea from Kathryn Edin, H. Luke Shaefer, and Laura Tach: Let’s insist that America’s anti-poverty policy serves to incorporate, rather than separate, the poor from the rest of society.

Featured Research
The CPI is rolling out a new service: A listing of poverty and inequality papers recently released by CPI affiliates in top journals. What follows is our first listing!

An Analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program
James J. Heckman, Margaret L. Holland, Kevin K. Makino, Rodrigo Pinto, and Maria Rosales-Rueda — NBER

Desire for and to Avoid Pregnancy During the Transition to Adulthood
Abigail Weitzman, Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Paula England — Journal of Marriage and Family

Is It Who You Are or Where You Live? Residential Segregation and Racial Gaps in Childhood Asthma
Diane Alexander and Janet Currie — NBER

Knowledge of Future Job Loss and Implications for Unemployment Insurance
Nathaniel Hendren — American Economic Review

Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility
Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan — NBER

Preference for Boys, Family Size, and Educational Attainment in India
Adriana D. Kugler and Santosh Kumar — Demography

The Ambiguous Link Between Marriage and Health: A Dynamic Reanalysis of Loss and Gain Effects
Matthijs Kalmijn — Social Forces

The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs
David Neumark and Bogdan Savych — NBER

The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage and Labor Market Outcomes
Mark Duggan, Gopi Shah Goda, and Emilie Jackson — NBER

What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics
Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, Amitabh Chandra, Benjamin R. Handel, and Jonathan T. Kolstad — Quarterly Journal of Economics
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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 State of California, Sunlight Giving, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ballmer Group, The James Irvine Foundation, Tides Foundation, the UPS Endowment at Stanford University, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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