On January 13th, 2014, the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the Center on Poverty and Inequality hosted The State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality.
The featured event: The Center’s release of its first annual Report Card on Poverty and Inequality, a report that covers seven domains: labor markets, poverty, the safety net, income inequality, wealth inequality, health inequality and education. Authored by the country’s top experts, the report provides key data at both the state and national levels on efforts to reduce inequality and equalize opportunity.
Roster of Experts:
- Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology, New York University
- Erin Cumberworth, National Poverty Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
- Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation, and University Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan
- Christopher Wimer, Research Scientist, Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia University
- Karen Jusko, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
- Katherine Weisshaar, National Poverty Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
- Timothy Smeeding, Director, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin
- Jeffrey Thompson, Economist, Federal Reserve Board
- Edward N. Wolff, Professor of Economics, New York University, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
- Sarah Burgard, Associate Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology, University of Michigan
- Molly King, National Poverty Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
- Sean Reardon, Professor of Education, Stanford University
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by Grant Number AE00101 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and receives funding from the Elfenworks Foundation. The Center is joined by the United Way of the Bay Area in this Poverty Report Card initiative.