state of the union

The Stanford Conference on the State of the Union
February 2, 2015

You're invited! On February 2nd, the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality will host the State of the Union Conference on Poverty and Inequality. The feature presentation: The Poverty and Inequality Report 2015. Authored by the country’s top experts, the report will compare the 50 states on key data across eight domains: labor markets, poverty, income inequality, mobility, health, education, segregation, and the safety net.

For more information or to RSVP, contact inequality@stanford.edu.

Roster of Experts:

Labor Markets

  • Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology, New York University
  • Erin Cumberworth, National Poverty Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University

Poverty

  • Charles Varner, Associate Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
  • Marybeth Mattingly, Research Consultant, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University

Mobility

  • Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Nathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Patrick Kline, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC-Berkeley
  • Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics, UC-Berkeley

Safety Net

  • Karen Jusko, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Income Inequality

  • Timothy Smeeding, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin
  • Jonathan Fisher, Research Scholar, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
  • Jeffrey Thompson, Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Health

  • Sarah Burgard, Associate Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology, University of Michigan
  • Molly King, National Poverty Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University

Education

  • Sean Reardon, Professor of Education, Stanford University

Segregation

  • Daniel T. Lichter, Ferris Family Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Cornell Population Center, Cornell University
  • Mimmo Parisi, Professor of Demography and Applied Statistics, Director of the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC), and Director of the SLDS State Data Clearinghouse, Mississippi State University

2014 State of the Union




The CPI, which is part of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is generously supported by the Elfenworks Foundation and Stanford University. Partial funding for this research came from a grant to the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality from The Russell Sage Foundation. The United Way of the Bay Area also generously supported this initiative. The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is funded by Grant Number AE00101 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, awarded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration. The contents of this report are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation) or the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration.