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Fall 2023 News & Events

Center News

CPI Appoints New Executive Director 

We are very pleased to announce that Sara Kimberlin has been appointed as a Senior Research Scholar and as CPI's Executive Director. One of the country's top scholars of poverty, Sara was trained at Harvard University and UC Berkeley, served as a research consultant at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and most recently was Senior Policy Fellow at the California Budget and Policy Center. She played an influential role in developing California's go-to measure of poverty (the California Poverty Measure), has published a host of key studies of poverty dynamics, homelessness, and safety net policy, and has authored numerous policy blueprints for national and state-level policymakers. Welcome Sara!


CPI Appoints New Research Scholar 

The CPI has also appointed Josh Leung-Gagne as a Research Scholar charged with overseeing the CPI’s projects on occupation mobility, wealth mobility, and much more. A recent Stanford PhD, Josh has published important papers on income segregation, mobility prediction, and research methods for analyzing residential segregation. Welcome Josh!


Basic Income Lab joins CPI 

We’re excited to announce that the Stanford Basic Income Lab (BIL) has joined the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. Founded by former Stanford philosophy professor Juliana Bidadanure (who will continue to serve as a Senior Advisor to the lab), and led by Sean Kline, BIL is a leading online repository of data about basic income programs in the US and globally. The Basic Income Lab is perhaps best known among policymakers and practitioners for its “basic income toolkit,” which has informed the design and implementation of pilots and experiments across the U.S. At the end of 2022, BIL also launched the Guaranteed Income Pilots Dashboard, a first-of-its-kind resource that visualizes data from rigorous evaluations of 30+ guaranteed income pilots across the United States. Welcome Sean!


News and Opportunities

New California Poverty Data Released

The latest data on poverty in California, as measured by the California Poverty Measure have just been released. These new data present poverty estimates for California for the first quarter of 2023 using a robust approach to measuring poverty modeled on the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure. This new measure, a joint research project of the CPI and the Public Policy Institute of California, significantly improves on the traditional official poverty measure. Links to the latest California Poverty Measure data for counties, legislative districts, demographic subgroups, and the state overall can be accessed through the CPI’s website.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

The Department of Sociology at Princeton University seeks applicants for postdoctoral and senior research associate positions in the Eviction Lab. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and a background in statistics, quantitative social science, data science, economics, and/or computer science.


Call for Applications

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and the University of California-Davis's Center for Poverty & Inequality Research (CPIR) invite applications to participate in an early-career mentoring convening. This weeklong convening (June 3-7, 2024) in Davis, CA will provide mentoring and career development opportunities to early-stage scholars who will be future leaders in supporting populations that are underrepresented among academic researchers.


Call For Articles - RSF Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation is inviting papers for a journal issue addressing questions about the labor market choices, career trajectories, and mobility strategies of Asians in America. Proposals are due on December 11, 2023.