RSF President, Trustee, Authors, and Grantees Featured in Stanford Poverty and Inequality Report

June 10, 2019

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality produces an annual report that focuses on such issues as poverty, employment, income inequality, health inequality, economic mobility, and educational access. This year’s report reviews the latest evidence on how millennials are faring. 

David Grusky (Stanford University), an RSF author and grantee and director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, examines whether and how the handwringing about the millennial generation may be warranted. RSF president Sheldon Danziger compares recent proposals for evidence-based progressive policies with the regressive policies being pursued by the current administration. RSF trustee Mario Luis Small (Harvard University) discusses how millennials maintain both online and in-person social networks. 

Bruce Western (Harvard University), RSF author and former visiting scholar, writes on criminal justice and the rapidly falling rates of incarceration among black men. Harry Holzer (Georgetown University), RSF author and former visiting scholar, examines the decline of labor force participation among young workers, especially young men. 

RSF grantee and former visiting scholar, Aliya Saperstein (Stanford University), writes about racial and gender identities among millennials, noting that while millennials are more likely to identify as multiracial and embrace gender fluidity, they are just as likely as their parents’ generation to believe regressive stereotypes about blacks and women. RSF grantee, Florencia Torche (Stanford University), writes about how college education affects millenials’ labor force activity, with high-school graduates and dropouts facing declining economic prospects. 

RSF grantee and author Christopher Wimer (Columbia Population Research Center) writes about how the social safety net reduces poverty among milennials. RSF grantee Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan) writes about how millennials became the “student debt generation” while RSF grantee Darrick Hamilton investigates the racial gap in homeownership. Michael Hout (New York University), former RSF visiting scholar and author, examines declining mobility among millennials relative to previous generations.  

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