stanford center on poverty and inequality

America’s Poverty Course
Early Childhood Intervention

University of Chicago professor James Heckman discusses the economic returns to early childhood education in this five-minute video from our online course on poverty and inequality.

Summit on Technology and Opportunity
A Jobless Future?

Martin Ford and Tim O’Reilly debate the future of work and the role of technology in the workplace. The moderator for this debate: The inimitable Rob Reich. Don’t miss the three-way fray!

News and Opportunities
Child Poverty and Well-Being

What have we learned about child poverty and well-being in recent years? What do we still need to know? Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners will take on these questions at two Sacramento conferences next week. CPI research group leader Kathryn Edin addresses the economic instability facing millions of American families on March 1.
Poverty Tracker Workshop

What is the New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-Being? Answer: It’s one of the country’s most innovative panel studies of poverty, hardship, and well-being. The Columbia Population Research Center and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy are offering a workshop to familiarize participants with this study. Applications are due by March 15, 2017.
Call for Proposals: Reducing Child Poverty

The Institute for Research on Poverty seeks to fund research examining policies and programs that reduce child poverty and its effects. IRP anticipates funding four to eight projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 each. Proposals are due by March 31, 2017.

Talks and Events
Thinking Fast Makes for Slow Change

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, former CEO of Cytonome/ST, examines how cognitive processes interfere with achieving diversity.

Monday, February 27, 102-103 Physics, 12pm
The Future of Poverty and Energy in Rural America

Eliza Griswold explores how rural America has long paid for urban America’s energy appetites. 

Wednesday, March 1, Levinthal Hall, 7pm
Moving Beyond Bias in the Workplace

This two-day event on bias in the workplace features a keynote address by Anne-Marie Slaughter and a CEO panel on how inclusion drives innovation.

Thursday, March 2 - Friday, March 3, CEMEX Auditorium
Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium

This symposium highlights interdisciplinary research on race, law enforcement, and the public health impact of police violence against minority groups.

Monday, March 6, Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, 8:30am
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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 James Irvine Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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