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State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality

The CPI will host our fifth annual State of the Union Conference on March 16, 2018. Come hear the country’s top experts deliver a comprehensive assessment of where the country stands on key poverty and inequality outcomes. This year’s focus: gender inequality.
Apply Now to Join the CPI as a Research Fellow!

The CPI is seeking undergraduate fellows to conduct research on poverty in California this summer. Part of the National Poverty Study, fellows will interview low- and middle-income families to understand how Americans are making ends meet. Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2018.
Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop

The Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center on Race and Wealth are soliciting applications for a summer dissertation proposal workshop in Washington, D.C. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations who are studying topics related to poverty or inequality in the United States. Applications are due by January 31, 2018.

CPI in the News
AI, Big Data, and a New War on Poverty

It’s time to start thinking about AI’s potential benefits for society, writes Elisabeth Mason in The New York Times. The big-data and A.I. revolutions could help fight poverty and promote economic stability.
Reducing Gender Inequality in the Workplace

CPI research group leader Shelley Correll has developed a new method to reduce gender bias in the workplace. The “small wins model” focuses on educating managers and workers and has been piloted at several technology companies.

Pathways Magazine
State of the Union: Incarceration

Despite growing policy attention to criminal justice reform, incarceration persists at a historic high and remains disproportionately concentrated among racial and ethnic minorities. 

Videos
The Stall in Gender Inequality

In this video from our online course on poverty and inequality, CPI affiliate Paula England examines trends in education and employment for men and women over the past several decades.
Opportunity, Innovation, and Economic Growth

CPI research group leader Raj Chetty discusses historical trends in mobility in this video from his course on using big data to solve social problems. 

Talks and Events
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

Harvard University professor Elizabeth Hinton examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs that laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of American citizens.

Thursday, January 18, Lane History Corner, 307, 12pm
Immigrants and Deportation

Drawing on interviews with Hispanic-origin immigrants in Dallas, Cornell University professor Asad L. Asad explores how immigrants respond to the risk of deportation. 

Thursday, January 18, Mendenhall 101, 12:30pm
Do We Do Too Little About Child Abuse—or Too Much?

How do caseworkers and judges decide to remove children from their parents and place them in foster care? How could the system be changed for the better? A conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar, Zabrina Aleguire, and Michael S. Wald.

Thursday, January 25, Stanford Law School, Room 190, 5:30pm
The Moral Economy

Santa Fe Institute professor Samuel Bowles examines why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens.

Monday, February 5, Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Room, 5:30pm
Stanford CEPA Research Conference

Leading experts discuss some of the most pressing issues and promising practices in education policy, including segregation, inequality, achievement gaps, teacher policies, and research practice partnerships. 

Monday, February 12, CERAS 101, 8am

Featured Research
A selection of poverty and inequality papers recently released by CPI affiliates

Custodial Parole Sanctions and Earnings after Release from Prison
David J. Harding, Jonah A Siegel, and Jeffrey D. Morenoff – Social Forces

Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1962 to 2016: Has Middle Class Wealth Recovered?
Edward N. Wolff – NBER

New Evidence of Generational Progress for Mexican Americans
Brian Duncan, Jeffrey Grogger, Ana Sofia Leon, and Stephen J. Trejo – NBER

The Educational Backgrounds of American Business and Government Leaders: Inter-Industry Variation in Recruitment from Elite Colleges and Graduate Programs
Steven Brint and Sarah R. K. Yoshikawa – Social Forces

The Geography of Poverty and Nutrition: Food Deserts and Food Choices Across the United States
Hunt Allcott, Rebecca Diamond, and Jean-Pierre Dubé – NBER

The Long-Run Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Women’s Earnings
David Neumark and Peter Shirley – NBER

Tracking Health Inequalities from High School to Midlife
Jamie M. Carroll, Chandra Muller, Eric Grodsky, and John Robert Warren – Social Forces

U.S. Job Flows and the China Shock
Brian J. Asquith, Sanjana Goswami, David Neumark, and Antonio Rodriguez-Lopez – NBER

Wages and Employment: The Canonical Model Revisited
Audra Bowlus, Eda Bozkurt, Lance Lochner, and Chris Robinson – NBER

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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, the Google.org Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the National Science Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ballmer Group, and The James Irvine Foundation.

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