CPI Research

Who Speaks for the Poor? explains why parties represent some groups and not others.

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Date:
September, 2017
Author:
Karen Jusko

Many Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients do not find new jobs before exhausting their benefits, even when benefits are extended during recessions.

Date:
August, 2017
Author:
Jesse Rothstein, Robert G. Valletta

Income inequality and the achievement test score gap between high- and low-income children increased dramatically in the United States beginning in the 1970s.

Date:
August, 2017
Author:
Greg J. Duncan, Ariel Kalil, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest

The immigration patterns of the last three decades have profoundly changed nearly every aspect of life in the United States. What do those changes mean for the most established Americans—those whose families have been in the country for multiple generations?
 

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July, 2017
Author:
Tomas Jimenez

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several provisions designed to expand insurance coverage that also alter the tie between employment and health insurance.

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July, 2017
Author:
Mark Duggan, Gopi Shah Goda, Emilie Jackson

We characterize intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States using 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:
July, 2017
Author:
Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, Danny Yagan

If we want to build authentic evidence-based policy, we need a strong descriptive foundation of evidence on the everyday experience of poverty.

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Date:
June, 2017
Author:
J. Trent Alexander, Robert Andersen, Peter W. Cookson, Kathryn Edin, Jonathan Fisher, David B. Grusky, Marybeth Mattingly, Charles Varner

The persistence of affluence is stronger for whites, while the persistence of poverty is stronger for blacks. However, beginning with generations that came of age in the mid-1960s, the white-black gap in the chance of escaping poverty has closed significantly.

Date:
June, 2017
Author:
Florencia Torche

Why should we care about wealth? It serves an insurance function by protecting against economic shocks, health and personal crises, and mishaps. It brings access to quality health care, educational opportunities, better-resourced communities, and other services.

Date:
June, 2017
Author:
Thomas Shapiro

Between 1970 and 2010, the earnings gap between whites and other groups has narrowed, but most of that decline was secured in the immediate aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement.

Date:
June, 2017
Author:
Colin Peterson, C. Matthew Snipp, Sin Yi Cheung

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