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Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality seeks answers to two questions:

1 - Why is the United States so unequal and poverty-stricken?
2 - What can or should be done about it?

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Special Issue 2016

State of the Union: The Poverty and Inequality Report 2016

What Are the Presidential Candidates Saying about Poverty and Opportunity?
Ron Haskins
The 2016 presidential election is offering the country a real choice on poverty and mobility policy. How do the candidates compare across parties and within each party? Are they all toeing the party line? Find out here.

Reducing Poverty the Republican Way
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The current primary season is offering up a wide range of Republican platforms on poverty and opportunity. If all this diversity leaves you hankering for a refresher on the fundament of the Republican position on poverty, Douglas Holtz-Eakin is your clear go-to.

Reducing Poverty the Democratic Way
Harry J. Holzer
The Democratic candidates are also offering real choice on the poverty and inequality front. If you're getting confused, check out Harry J. Holzer's primer on the Democratic way of reducing poverty.

Why Aren’t Americans Angrier about Rising Inequality?
Jeff Manza and Clem Brooks
Income and wealth inequality have climbed over the past four decades while real wages have stagnated or declined for a majority of the American workforce. Why hasn’t this takeoff in inequality increased the demand for redistribution?

Will Public Opinion about Inequality Be Packaged into Neatly Partisan Positions?
Andrew Gelman and Leslie McCall
The standard party formulas don't well capture the average American's views on poverty and inequality. Is there an opening for an entirely new political platform on poverty and inequality?

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