Center News

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
May, 2017
Read recent press coverage of our affiliates and their research: Matthew Desmond - Homeownership and inequality Rucker Johnson - Desegregation Nicholas Bloom - Winner-take-all economy David Autor - Superstar firms... More
April, 2017
Third Sector Capital Partners and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality will provide assistance in evaluating social programs that address homelessness, unemployment, and family disadvantage. The Stanford Center... More
April, 2017
Congratulations to CPI research group leader Matt Desmond for winning the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. His book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, follows eight families in Milwaukee as they... More
April, 2017
The CPI and Cornell University are co-hosting an interdisciplinary conference that explores the connection between rising inequality and the commodification of public goods. Proposals for papers are due by May 15, 2017... More
April, 2017
Still deciding on classes for this quarter? Interested in why inequality is rising and poverty is so intransigent? The Stanford Certificate in Poverty and Inequality, which recognizes undergraduates who have completed a... More
March, 2017
Where in California are rates of child poverty especially high? Especially low? Find out in this interactive map that uses the California Poverty Measure to calculate poverty rates among young children.  View the map... More