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.

Recent Research

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:

Faculty Experts

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.