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Are U.S. Poverty Rates Distinctively High?


How does the U.S. stack up against peer countries in terms of poverty rates? LIS Center Director Janet Gornick addresses this question in the second installment of our “State of the Union” video series. 

No Place Like Home


In his new book, CPI New Scholar grant winner Brian McCabe examines the politics of homeownership. He shows that there are few public benefits to subsidizing homeownership and that homeownership reinforces the exclusion of marginalized groups. 

Summer Schools on Socioeconomic Inequality


The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at the University of Chicago is offering summer schools in Bonn, Chicago, and Guangzhou. The schools will provide an overview of the study of inequality and human flourishing. 

Featured Content
Why Aren’t Americans Angrier about Rising Inequality?

Income and wealth inequality have climbed over the past four decades while real wages have stagnated or declined for a majority of the American workforce. Why hasn’t this takeoff in inequality increased the demand for redistribution?

Talks and Events

2016 Poverty Summit


More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a unilateral War on Poverty. This summit will evaluate current strategies for lifting individuals and families out of poverty.

Tuesday March 29, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 10am

Data-Driven Democracy


Dan Kreiss of the University of North Carolina, Jesse Baldwin-Philippi of Fordham University, and Carol Davidson of Comscore discuss technology, data, and the 2016 election.

Thursday, March 31, McClatchy Hall Room 101B, 4pm

Why Is There So Much Inequality?


Rucker Johnson, Emmanuel Saez, and Sandra Smith (from UC-Berkeley) join Raj Chetty, David Grusky, Pablo Mitnik, and Sean Reardon (from Stanford) for the third annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Inequality. This year’s featured topics: education and labor markets
 
Friday, April 15, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 9pm
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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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