David Grusky, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, was quoted in a New York Times article about the increase in income in adulthood for children whose families moved to a better neighborhoods. Read more.
David Grusky, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, outlines a new Equal Opportunity Plan, which focuses on creating equal opportunities for children at the most critical points in their lives. Read more
May 14, 2015. Marie Toney, finance and administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, was awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award for Distinguished Service in the School of Humanities and Sciences at the school's annual staff recognition lunch today.
The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) invites applications for its 2015-2016 Dissertation Fellows. The program supports work across the six social science departments within the School of Humanities & Sciences. Particular encouragement is provided to graduate students whose research crosses disciplinary boundaries, relies upon computational social science methods, and/or analyzes large, complex data sets. However, any social science graduate student at the dissertation writing stage is welcome to apply.
National prosperity is not typically seen as a product of profound agricultural transformation. At the same time, the few sustained post-war economic “miracles” (as in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, for example) have all been in contexts that experienced tremendous transformation of agricultural property rights and political relationships. As part of Stanford Libraries' sixth Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture, Dr. Marcus Kurtz will present on market-building, demography, and the social foundations of growth. Read more.