State of the Union Report

Our sixth annual State of the Union issue of Pathways is now available! In this year’s issue, the country’s leading experts provide the latest evidence on how millennials are faring. Can they make it in the new gig economy? Are they facing higher rates of poverty than previous generations? Are the key race and gender gaps finally closing for them? Here's our promise: Many of the answers surprise. Read now!


Registration opens at 8:30am and the conference begins promptly at 9:30am.

Session I

  • Gender and race - Sasha Shen Johfre and Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University
  • Employment - Harry Holzer, Georgetown University
  • Earnings and income - Christine Percheski, Northwestern University

Session II

  • Housing - Darrick Hamilton, Ohio State University
  • Debt - Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan
  • Education - Amy L. Johnson, Stanford University
  • Poverty and safety nets - Christopher Wimer, Columbia University

Session III

  • Networks - Mario Luis Small, Harvard University (video)
  • Mobility - Michael Hout, New York University
  • Occupational segregation - Kim Weeden, Cornell University
  • Policy - Sheldon Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation


Millennials: 1981-1996
Generation X: 1965-1980
Baby Boomers: 1946-1964
Silent: 1928-1945
Greatest: 1927 and earlier

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For more information about The State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality, read the 2014201520162017, and 2018 reports, or email

Hosted by the Stanford Center on Poverty and InequalityStanford Institute for Economic Policy ResearchStanford Center on Longevity, and Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences.