• Rising inequality, intransigent poverty, and the path forward – a lecture series sponsored by the CPI.
  • In this year’s State of the Union issue, the country’s leading experts examine racial and ethnic inequalities in the United States.
  • Raj Chetty shows how "big data" can be used to understand and solve some of the most important social and economic problems of our time. Watch now!
  • Monitoring rural, suburban, and urban poverty in the United States.
  • The lab brings together Stanford students and faculty, Silicon Valley leaders, and experts in the government and nonprofit sectors to incubate technology-based solutions to poverty and inequality.
  • The CPI has partnered with Third Sector Capital Partners to build an administrative-data framework for measuring and evaluating the success of social service programs designed to increase economic opportunity.

CPI News

  • Family incomes are increasing across the income distribution, but income is still growing fastest at the top, according to the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances. The income share of the top 1 percent now exceeds pre-recession levels, and... More
  • In this video lecture series, CPI research group leader Raj Chetty shows how big data can be used to understand and solve some of the most important social and economic problems of our time.... More
  • Stanford Law professor Michelle Wilde Anderson is seeking a graduate student to serve as a research assistant for her project on local government in poor, post-industrial areas across the country. The research assisant will work on local... More
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Californians lived in poverty in 2015, according to the newest data from the California Poverty Measure. The poverty rate declined to 19.5 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from 2014, and down 2.3 percentage points since... More
  • In his new book, CPI research group leader Tomás Jiménez turns the usual immigration story on its head by showing us how immigrants are changing America, not how... More