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Is the U.S. Labor Market Performing Well?

How does the U.S. stack up against peer countries on labor market outcomes? CPI research group leader Michael Hout addresses this question in the first of our new nine-part video series on the “State of the Union” on poverty and inequality outcomes. 

The Continuing Increase in Income Segregation

Income segregation rose modestly from 2007 to 2012, continuing the trend of rising income segregation that began in the 1980s, according to a new report from CPI research group leader Sean Reardon and CPI New Scholar grant winner Kendra Bischoff. 

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Featured Content
Reducing Poverty the Republican Way

The current primary season is offering up a wide range of Republican platforms on poverty and opportunity. If all this diversity leaves you hankering for a refresher on the fundament of the Republican position on poverty, this Pathways piece by Douglas Holtz-Eakin is your clear go-to.
Reducing Poverty the Democratic Way

The Democratic candidates are also offering real choice on the poverty and inequality front. If you're getting confused, check out Harry J. Holzer's primer on the Democratic way of reducing poverty.

Talks and Events

Social Choice and Individual Values

This colloquium marks the 65th anniversary of the publication of Social Choice and Individual Values by Ken Arrow. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and NYU professor John Ferejohn will offer remarks on the significance of Arrow’s findings, after which Arrow will join them for a discussion. Arrow and Ferejohn are CPI affiliates.
Wednesday March 9, Cubberley Auditorium, 4pm

Measuring Poverty in the 21st Century

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is hosting a conference on the future of poverty measurement. Google Chief Economist Hal Varian will deliver the keynote, "Innovative Flash Measures of Poverty Trends."

Friday March 11 - Saturday March 12, Paul Brest Hall

How Religion Divides And Unites Americans

Harvard University professor Robert Putnam will examine the complex interaction of religion, politics, and social movements over the past half-century and how this specifically impacts Jewish life. 
Sunday, March 13, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 5pm

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing

Stanford professor Allyson Hobbs will explore the history of racial passing and discuss race and identity problems in America today.

Tuesday March 15, Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, 7:30pm

2016 Poverty Summit: The Struggle Continues

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
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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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