State of the Union Report

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality hosted our fourth annual State of the Union Conference on June 16, 2017. In the 2017 report, the country’s leading experts examine racial and ethnic inequalities in the United States.

Read the full report.

Roster of Experts

Employment

Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology, New York University

Poverty

Linda Burton, Dean of the Social Sciences, Duke University
Beth Mattingly, Director of Research on Vulnerable Families, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, and Research Consultant, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Juan Pedroza, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology and Graduate Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
Whitney Welsh, Research Scientist, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University

Safety Net

Mark Duggan, Trione Director of SIEPR and Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Val Scimeca, Research Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Housing

Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

Education

Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University
Erin M. Fahle, Doctoral Student in Education Policy, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Incarceration

Becky Pettit, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas-Austin
Bryan Sykes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California-Irvine

Health

Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley

Earnings

C. Matthew Snipp, Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Colin Peterson, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology and Graduate Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
Sin Yi Cheung, Reader in Sociology and Director for International and Engagement in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Wealth

Thomas Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University

Intergenerational Mobility

Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

For more information about The State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality, read our past reports:

Hosted by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity.