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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
The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford has launched a new magazine called Pathways to highlight policy debates about wealth and poverty in America.
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
August, 2009
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is working to present a clearer picture of the poor by regularly calculating and publishing an alternative to the official poverty index, an outdated yardstick developed... More
August, 2009
With the economy eclipsing the Iraq war as Americans' top concern this election year and the gap between rich and poor at its widest in 80 years, the timing of a new magazine on economic inequality seems right... More
Collaboration for Poverty Research Associate Director Christopher Wimer has updated the San Francisco Distress Index in collaboration with CPI undergraduate fellow Jean Guo and New America Media, tracking how San... More

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