Poverty, Race, and Inequality
The issues of inequality, poverty, and racism are consistent threads woven throughout IPR faculty research—and have constituted major research themes from the day the Institute first opened its doors. To examine these pernicious problems, faculty researchers cast a wide net, tackling a variety of topics that shed light on gaps in race, socioeconomic status, opportunity, and housing.
Find out more about faculty research that encompasses affirmative action programs, social networks, interracial relations, and class dynamics, among others.
Working Papers and Publications
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
- Beaman, L., D. Karlan, B. Thuysbaert, et al. 2013. Profitability of fertilizer: Experimental evidence from female rice farmers in Mali. American Economic Review 103(3):381–86.
- Craig, M., and J. Richeson. 2014. More diverse yet less tolerant? How the increasingly diverse racial landscape affects white Americans’ racial attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 40(6):750-61.
- Stulberg, L. and A. Chen. 2013. The origins of race-conscious affirmative actions in undergraduate admissions: A comparative analysis of institutional change in higher education. Sociology of Education 1-17
Faculty in this area contribute expertise from the fields of economics, psychology, sociology, African American studies, education, and others. Learn more about them through their bios, research, and publications.