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August, 2016
As top incomes continue to rise, less affluent Americans are taking on more housing-related debt to keep up with their wealthier peers, according to a new paper by CPI affiliate Jeffrey Thompson. Read the article Read... More
August, 2016
A new working paper challenges the common assumption that the U.S. poor are, by international standards, in fact quite affluent. The paper — by CPI affiliate H. Luke Shaefer, Pinghui Wu, and CPI research group leader... More
August, 2016
Are men more likely than women to cite their own work in scholarly publications? The simple answer: yes. In a new working paper by CPI affiliates Molly King, Shelley Correll, and their coauthors, men are found to cite... More
July, 2016
Harvard professor and CPI research group leader Matthew Desmond's 2016 book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, offers an in-depth and humanizing view of the way that housing access has changed in... More
July, 2016
CPI affiliate Rucker Johnson discusses intergenerational mobility and equal educational opportunity policies at the 2016 Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Inequality. Watch the video Subscribe  
July, 2016
CPI affiliate Sandra Smith examines how contact with the penal system affects employment outcomes at the 2016 Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Inequality. Watch the video Subscribe
July, 2016
Does maternal stress show up in the next generation? Indeed it does. It depresses birth outcomes, raises the risk of perinatal complications, and even affects the mental health of the next generation, according to a new... More
July, 2016
The country’s top centers of poverty research and policy — Stanford University, UC-Berkeley, the Urban Institute, and Mathematica Policy Research — have teamed up to found a new collaborative poverty research center. ... More
July, 2016
Read recent press coverage of our affiliates and their research: Harry Holzer in The Atlantic - A Middle-Class Stronghold’s Uncertain Future James Heckman in the Financial Times - Rewards of Early Childhood Investment... More
July, 2016
In the July volume of The ANNALS, CPI research group leader Douglas Massey and Katharine Donato grapple with studying undocumented migration and how clandestine populations fare in the "second era of global... More

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