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Interdisciplinary Seminar on Inequality and Opportunity with Raj Chetty

In a new collaboration between the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the CPI, we are officially unveiling the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Inequality and Opportunity. The leadoff event: A special discussion of Raj Chetty’s recent JAMA article on income and life expectancy.


Measuring Poverty in the 21st Century

Missed our conference on the future of poverty measurement? Check out the videos on the key types of poverty in the U.S.:

Is Wealth Inequality Rising?

UC-Berkeley professor Gabriel Zucman asks whether the level of wealth inequality in other countries matches the level in the United States in the fifth installment of our “State of the Union” video series.

Featured Research
Childhood Poverty and the EITC

In a new paper, CPI affiliates Rita Hamad and David H. Rehkopf find that the Earned Income Tax Credit leads to improved development and health for children. 

Talks and Events

The Benefits and Burdens of an Aging Society

With U.S. life expectancy now at a historical high, this health policy forum explores the challenges and opportunities presented by an aging population. 

Tuesday, April 26, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall, 1pm

Education and Inequity

Stanford President John Hennessy moderates a discussion about pervasive inequity in the American education system with three of the nation’s most forward-looking education thought leaders, including CPI research group leader Sean Reardon and affiliate Linda Darling-Hammond.

Wednesday, April 27, Paul Brest Hall, 7pm

School Integration and Educational Attainment

Columbia University professor Peter Bergman investigates the long-run impact of court-ordered desegregation on educational outcomes. 

Thursday, April 28, CERAS Learning Hall, 3:30pm

Sociology Department Colloquium: Sean Reardon

CPI research group leader Sean Reardon examines the relationships among family socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, segregation patterns, and inequality in educational outcomes.   

Thursday, May 5, Mendenhall, 12:30pm
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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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