The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality has been awarded a five-year national Poverty Research Center grant by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This grant supports research on monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what’s driving those trends, and developing science-based policies on poverty and inequality.
The research is carried out in ten research groups (RGs) that address core problems in measuring, monitoring, and explaining fundamental trends in poverty and inequality. These research groups are each led by a distinguished scholar of poverty and inequality (David Betson, Henry Brady, Shelley Correll, Kathy Edin, David Grusky, Michael Hout, Robert Mare, Bruce Owen, Sean Reardon, Cecilia Ridgeway, C. Matthew Snipp, Gary Solon, Kim Weeden). The RG leaders are joined by postdoctoral fellows appointed by the Center, emerging scholars who are winners of the Center’s grant competitions, and Stanford University graduate and undergraduate research fellows.
In each of the ten research areas, there are major unresolved issues of measurement or data, issues that our research groups in these areas are taking on. For more information, click on the research group of interest:
- Poverty Measurement and Trends
- Trends in Educational Access and Achievement
- Trends in Income Inequality
- Trends in Social Mobility
- Trends in Safety Net Use
- Recession and Recovery Effects
- Residential Segregation
- Racial and Ethnic Income Inequalities
- Discrimination, Poverty, and the Labor Market
- Poverty, Inequality & Mobility Among Hispanics