Poverty & Inequality News

April, 2015
The Institute for Research on Poverty is on YouTube! In a recent special IRP lecture, Raj Chetty addressed "Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Evidence and Policy Lessons."
January, 2015
On the 51st anniversary of the War on Poverty, Marianne Page and the Director of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Ann Stevens, address why the official poverty rate has barely budged. Has there been no return... More
October, 2014
On November 13-14, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research will host the conference Poverty and Place. Scholars from across the disciplines will discuss their research on how space and place inflect poverty and which... More
October, 2014
The Institute for Research on Poverty recently released research and policy briefs that examine how policies and programs can build economic self-sufficiency. "Building Human Capital and Economic Potential" "Building... More
June, 2014
The National Poverty Fellows Program is a new federal government-university partnership administered by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). The first cohort of fellows has been selected and will be in residence... More
January, 2014
This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, a broad set of policy initiatives designed to reduce poverty in America. Or, if you’re so inclined, an opportunity to echo President... More
January, 2014
Americans love a good rags-to-riches story. Even in an age of soaring inequality, we like to think that people can still make it big here if they work hard and stay out of trouble. Those who do climb the ladder, against... More
January, 2014
January 8, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of "unconditional War on Poverty." Today, 15 percent of Americans live in poverty today and yet no Administration or Congress since... More
December, 2013
Tech entrepreneur’s renovation of Hickory Hill signals new guard’s refashioning of D.C.
November, 2013
During most of the 20th century, wages in the United States were set not just by employers but by a mix of market and institutional mechanisms. Supply and demand were important factors; collective bargaining and minimum... More