• 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

  • The CPI is seeking undergraduate fellows for summer 2018 to conduct qualitative research on poverty in California. Fellows will interview low- and middle-income families to understand how Americans are making ends meet today. Applications... More
  • CPI research group leaders Matthew Desmond and Tomás Jiménez discussed race, inequality, and housing in a recent Facebook Live interview. Desmond won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.... More
  • Will robots, automation, and technology eliminate work and increase poverty? Or can technology instead be used to reduce—perhaps even end—poverty? Find out in this winter-quarter class in which students work together to imagine and design... More
  • The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) invites scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to apply for its 2018–19 Scholar-in-Residence Program. Scholars will spend one week at IRP or one of its partner centers,... More
  • Don’t miss these exciting opportunities: Child Support Policies and Programs (IRP)... More