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., E. Duflo, R. Pande, and P. Topalova. 2012. Female leadership raises aspirations and educational attainment for girls: A policy experiment in India. Science 335(6068): 582-86.
- Craig, M., and J. Richeson. 2012. Coalition or derogation? How perceived discrimination influences intraminority intergroup relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 102(4): 759-77.
- Stewart, Q. T. 2011. The cause-deleted index: Estimating cause of death contributions to mortality. Mathematical Population Studies 18(4): 234-57.
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.