• 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

  • Even in the poorest American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, eviction is a routine event, and it’s become part of a vicious inequality-increasing cycle. On Nov. 28, Matthew Desmond will draw from his Pulitzer Prize-winning... More
  • The Russell Sage Foundation is soliciting proposals for an upcoming issue on the recent rise of low-wage jobs and nonstandard work arrangements in the United States. Submissions are due by December 20, 2017.... More
  • 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