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September, 2016
The CPI’s annual State of the Union Conference is moving to D.C.! This year's topic: Race, Poverty, and Inequality. The conference will take place in March and will be cosponsored with the Urban Institute. We’ll be... More
September, 2016
The top poverty scholars and policymakers in the country are gathering in late September for a conference in Washington, D.C. examining how the lessons from two decades of welfare reform can help build a safety net for... More
September, 2016
The CPI is building the California Longitudinal Administrative Database (“CLAD”), a new infrastructure that will enable researchers and policymakers to monitor poverty and labor market outcomes and to evaluate policy... More
September, 2016
The U.S. is chock-full of different types of safety nets ... each state has fashioned its very own. In a new paper, CPI New Scholar Sarah K. Bruch, Marcia K. Meyers, and CPI affiliate Janet C. Gornick examine just how... More
August, 2016
The CPI is hosting our fifth annual New Scholars Conference on September 9 at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. The country’s leading “new scholars” will present their research on important trends in... More
August, 2016
On September 13, join us for a Twitter chat to discuss the Census Bureau's annual report on income and poverty in the United States. David Grusky, Timothy Smeeding, Ann Huff Stevens, and other leading poverty experts... More
August, 2016
The gap in academic performance between low-income and high-income children is already large by the time that students enter kindergarten, but new research by CPI research group leader Sean Reardon and his coauthors... More
August, 2016
From 1990 to 2010, income segregation increased for families with children, but among childless households—two-thirds of the population—income segregation changed little, according to a new paper by CPI affiliate Ann... More
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

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