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Enroll in America’s Poverty Course

It’s a special moment in U.S. history in which income inequality has reached unprecedented levels, poverty remains extreme, and racial and gender inequalities are intransigent. Why is there so much inequality and poverty? How might they be reduced? Find out in our free online course on poverty and inequality.
Welcome Back Students!

Interested in becoming more involved with the CPI? 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.

Thursday, September 29, 4:30-6:30pm, Building 370
Eviction, Profit, and Poverty

Why do poverty and eviction come together? Find out when CPI research group leader Matthew Desmond presents results from his widely heralded book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Monday, October 17, Obendorf Event Center, GSB, 4:30 pm

Featured Research

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration

Immigration has a very small long-term impact on the wages and employment of native-born workers, according to a new report by CPI affiliate Francine D. Blau and Christopher Mackie.


20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform

The nation’s leading experts on welfare reform came together last week to discuss the effects of the 1996 welfare reform law on child well-being, marriage and families, work and poverty, and state policy choices. Videos from the conference are now available online.
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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 5H79AE000101-05 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and receives funding from the Elfenworks Foundation.

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