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The CPI Poverty and Technology Lab

The CPI is pleased to announce the founding of a Poverty and Technology Lab dedicated to creating novel, lasting, and low-cost solutions to poverty and inequality in the United States. The lab will imagine, build, and test technology-driven innovations that increase opportunity and reduce poverty. The launch conference will be announced soon!
2017 State of the Union Conference

The CPI’s annual State of the Union Conference is moving to D.C.! This year's topic: Race, Poverty, and Inequality. The conference will take place in March and will be cosponsored with the Urban Institute. We’ll be releasing more details in the coming weeks.
The Future of the Safety Net

The top poverty scholars and policymakers in the country are gathering in late September for a conference in Washington, D.C. examining how the lessons from two decades of welfare reform can help build a safety net for the 21st century. Can’t make the conference? We’ll be covering the highlights in an upcoming issue of Pathways Magazine.
New Data Infrastructure for California

The CPI is building the California Longitudinal Administrative Database (“CLAD”), a new infrastructure that will enable researchers and policymakers to monitor poverty and labor market outcomes and to evaluate policy and policy experiments using administrative data. We will soon be issuing a call for new research using the CLAD … stay tuned!

Featured Research

Safety Net Decentralization

The U.S. is chock-full of different types of safety nets ... each state has fashioned its very own. In a new paper, CPI New Scholar Sarah K. Bruch, Marcia K. Meyers, and CPI affiliate Janet C. Gornick examine just how much variation there is and whether it’s on the rise. 
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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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