Center News

December, 2017
CPI research group leaders Matthew Desmond and Tomás Jiménez discussed race, inequality, and housing in a recent Facebook Live interview. Desmond won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in... More
December, 2017
Will robots, automation, and technology eliminate work and increase poverty? Or can technology instead be used to reduce—perhaps even end—poverty? Find out in this winter-quarter class in which students work together to... More
December, 2017
Recent press coverage of the CPI and our affiliates How Effective Is Your School District?Sean Reardon in The New York Times How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under TrumpTomás Jiménez on NPR Lost... More
November, 2017
Even in the poorest American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, eviction is a routine event, and it’s become part of a vicious inequality-increasing cycle. On Nov. 28, Matthew Desmond will draw from his... More
October, 2017
In this video lecture series, CPI research group leader 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!  
October, 2017
Stanford Law professor Michelle Wilde Anderson is seeking a graduate student to serve as a research assistant for her project on local government in poor, post-industrial areas across the country. The research assisant... More
October, 2017
Nearly 1 in 5 Californians lived in poverty in 2015, according to the newest data from the California Poverty Measure. The poverty rate declined to 19.5 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from 2014, and down 2.3... More
September, 2017
In his new book, CPI research group leader Tomás Jiménez turns the usual immigration story on its head by showing us how immigrants are changing America, not how America is changing immigrants.  Read the book  
September, 2017
Interested in becoming more involved with the Center on Poverty and Inequality? To celebrate the start of the school year, we’re hosting a welcome reception for undergraduate and graduate students. Please drop by and... More
August, 2017
Our online course on poverty and inequality is back! The course features 40 top scholars delivering 5-minute videos exploring why income inequality has reached unprecedented levels, why poverty remains so extreme, and... More

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