The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality has five objectives: to monitor trends in poverty and inequality, to support scientific analysis of poverty and inequality, to develop science-based policy on poverty and inequality, to disseminate data and research on poverty and inequality, and to train the next generation of scholars, policy analysts, and politicians.
Changes to Federal Aid Programs
Diantha Parker and Indivar Dutta-Gupta discuss ways to address and fix poverty in the United States. They explain how different programs and policies can be altered and improved. (November 6, 2012)
How--and If--Recessions Affect Public Opinion
Lane Kenworthy and Paul Taylor say recessions can change people's opinions on government and the economy -- but those new views don't always stick. (April 21, 2012)
Are Unplanned Pregnancies Always Unplanned?
Paula England discusses surveys she conducted of women attending community college in the Bay Area regarding sex, contraception and pregnancies among lower socio-economic classes. (January 13, 2012)
Fertility and the Great Recession: Is It Spoiling the Mood?
Fertility and bithrates tend to go down during recessions. But Duke University's Phillip S. Morgan says families responded to The Great Recession differently depending on where they lived...and who they voted for. (October 18, 2011)
Learning From Recoveries Past
Michael Hout talks with Diantha Parker about how to recover from recessions and why methods that have worked for the United States in the past might not be as effective this time. (September 30, 2011)
Did the Great Recession Make Us All Philanthropists?
Robert Reich says many people still gave money away during the Great Recession -- but for different reasons than they might have done in better times. (October 7, 2011)