• In this year’s State of the Union issue, the country’s leading experts examine racial and ethnic inequalities in the United States.
  • Monitoring rural, suburban, and urban poverty in the United States.
  • Rising inequality, intransigent poverty, and the path forward – a lecture series sponsored by the CPI.
  • Raj Chetty shows how "big data" can be used to understand and solve some of the most important social and economic problems of our time. Watch now!
  • The lab brings together Stanford students and faculty, Silicon Valley leaders, and experts in the government and nonprofit sectors to incubate technology-based solutions to poverty and inequality.
  • The CPI has partnered with Third Sector Capital Partners to build an administrative-data framework for measuring and evaluating the success of social service programs designed to increase economic opportunity.

CPI News

  • The Eviction Lab—headed by CPI research group leader Matthew Desmond—has published the first-ever dataset of evictions in America. The dataset contains 83 million eviction records and makes it possible to track evictions over time and... More
  • The CPI is growing and needs a new program coordinator. The job entails planning and organizing CPI programs and providing administrative and operational support to advance the CPI’s mission. Come work with us!... More
  • How do you build a child support system that works … even for complex families? Come find out on April 24 when Kathryn Edin, one of the CPI’s research group leaders, presents at Stanford. The talk is part of the “New Social Compact” series... More
  • Who benefits most from the social safety net? Have some low-income groups fared better than others following the Great Recession? Read the latest CPI research brief by Robert Moffitt and Gwyn Pauley to find out.... More
  • Black children born to parents in the top 20 percent of the income distribution are almost as likely to fall to the bottom as they are to remain at the top. Read the latest research by CPI research group leader Raj Chetty.... More