CPI Research

We characterize rates of intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States using administrative data for over 30 million college students from 1999-2013. We document four results. First, access to colleges varies greatly by parent income.

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Date:
January, 2017
Author:
Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, Danny Yagan
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December, 2016
Author:
Christopher Wimer, Marybeth Mattingly, Sara Kimberlin, Jonathan Fisher, Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn

We estimate rates of “absolute income mobility” – the fraction of children who earn more than their parents – by combining historical data from Census and CPS cross-sections with panel data for recent birth cohorts from de-identified tax records.

Date:
December, 2016
Author:
Raj Chetty, David Grusky, Maximilian Hell, Nathaniel Hendren, Robert Manduca, Jimmy Narang

Social psychologists have long demonstrated that people are stereotyped on the basis of race. Researchers have conducted extensive experimental studies on the negative stereotypes associated with Black Americans in particular.

Date:
November, 2016
Author:
Bonam, Courtney M., Bergsieker, Hilary B., Eberhardt, Jennifer L.

Recent studies of economic inequality almost always separately examine income inequality, consumption inequality, and wealth inequality, and hence, these studies miss the important synergy between the three measures explicit in the life-cycle budget constraint.

Date:
November, 2016
Author:
Jonathan Fisher, David Johnson, Jonathan P. Latner, Timothy Smeeding, Jeffrey Thompson

Besides human rights protection and social welfare improvement, fostering female participation in the economy can stimulate growth with human capital accumulation and enhance the competitiveness of businesses.

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October, 2016
Author:
H. Elizabeth Peters, Nan Marie Astone, Ammar A. Malik, Fenohasina Maret Rakotondrazaka, Caroline Heller

High-profile cases of police violence—disproportionately experienced by black men—may present a serious threat to public safety if they lower citizen crime reporting.

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September, 2016
Author:
Matthew Desmond, Andrew V. Papachristos, David S. Kirk

Why is there so much occupational sex segregation in the 21st century? The authors cast light on this question by using the O*NET archive of occupation traits to operationalize the concepts of essentialism and vertical inequality more exhaustively than in past research.

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Date:
September, 2016
Author:
Asaf Levanon, David B. Grusky

In this paper, we comprehensively examine the effects of the Great Recession on child poverty, with particular attention to the role of the social safety net in mitigating the adverse effects of shocks to earnings and income.

Date:
September, 2016
Author:
Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes, Elira Kuka

The claim that the law can be an inequality-reducing weapon is a staple of legal and political discourse.

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Date:
August, 2016
Author:
Michelle Jackson, Elizabeth Buckner

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