Center News

August, 2010
A weak economy touches almost every American family. While headlines suggest the country is recovering slowly from the most recent economic crisis, it is important to understand the short and long-term consequences of... More
May, 2010
More than 38 million Americans-one in eight-receive food stamps (currently called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). On Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, Stanford students themselves saw what it feels like to live... More
May, 2010
A chance to learn about immigration issues in a creative and active environment. Activities included an Immigration Awareness Forum, Art & Music Affair, and Activities Fair. Sponsored by the Stanford Center on... More
May, 2010
Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. It's a redemptive tale of two self-described street hustlers who become heroes—two unforgettable people who survive the... More
May, 2010
On May 13, 2010, CPI affiliates took their ideas on poverty and culture to Washington, DC with this special issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Prepared by Michèle Lamont, David... More
May, 2010
Executive compensation has risen enormously since the 1970s, as has the body of research investigating the reasons for its sharp ascent. But only now in the midst of the "Great Recession" has this rise in... More
May, 2010
Research shows that early exposure to circumstances that produce persistent stress can have lifelong consequences on learning, behavior and health by perturbing infant brain development. More specifically, chronic... More
August, 2009
Stanford and Harvard will combine their research efforts for an ambitious study of why there are 37 million Americans living in poverty.
August, 2009
Harvard and Stanford universities are teaming up to tackle poverty and inequality in the U.S. The Collaboration for Poverty Research will focus on issues including education, housing and health care reform and the poor... More
August, 2009
Stanford and Harvard are launching a project to develop and evaluate a national policy on poverty and inequality in America. The Collaboration for Poverty Research will tap the intellectual resources of both... More

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