Institute for Research in the Social Sciences https://iriss.stanford.edu/news en The American Birth Lottery https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/american-birth-lottery <p>According to research by CPI Director David Grusky and CPI Researcher Pablo Mitnik, American children born into high-income families can expect much larger earnings and income during their lifetimes than children who come from low-income families. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/july/economic-mobility-study-072415.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/american-birth-lottery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:36:44 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2145 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Hearing voices or helpful spirits? https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/hearing-voices-or-helpful-spirits <p>Director of the Cultures, Minds, &amp; Medicines Program, Tanya Luhrmann, explains that auditory hallucinations are often viewed less as a sign of mental illness and more a sign of a divine connection or spiritual guidance within cultures like those of India and Ghana and how that may offer direction for current therapies in the US. <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_28518311?source=inthenews" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/hearing-voices-or-helpful-spirits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:14:26 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2143 at https://iriss.stanford.edu IRiSS researchers funded https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/iriss-researchers-funded <p>Congratulations to Sharique Hasan (CSS affiliate), Arun Chandrasekhar (IRiSS seed grant recipient), Kalina Manova (former IRiSS seed grant recipient), and Emanuele Colonelli and Francisco Munoz (CSS graduate student fellows) for receiving SEED research awards from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.<a href="https://seed.stanford.edu/research/seed-research-awardees" rel="nofollow"> Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/iriss-researchers-funded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:13:04 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2139 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Focusing on the positive https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/focusing-positive <p>According to research from IRiSS seed grant recipient Jeanne Tsai, European Americans are culturally encouraged to seek out more positive feelings, while Chinese prefer a balance of positive and negative feelings. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/july/emotions-chinese-americans-070215.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/focusing-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:52:57 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2137 at https://iriss.stanford.edu A Deal for Greece https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/deal-greece <p>Greeks do not uniformly reject austerity measures, according to a recent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/opinion/many-greeks-still-want-a-deal.html?_r=0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">New York Times article</a> by IRiSS affiliate, Jens Hainmueller. Instead, most Greeks might approve a deal that would include both spending cuts and steep tax increases, as long some areas &mdash; pensions, education and marginal income tax rates &mdash; are largely untouched.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/deal-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:59:35 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2135 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/blacks-and-hispanics-typically-need-higher-incomes-whites-live-affluent-neighborhoods <p>According to new research from Sean Reardon, affiliate of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, middle-class black and Hispanic households live in poorer neighborhoods than white and Asian families with similar incomes. Upward mobility continues to be a problem for many of these populations. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/segregation-neighborhood-income-062515.html" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/blacks-and-hispanics-typically-need-higher-incomes-whites-live-affluent-neighborhoods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CPI IRiSS Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:44:45 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2133 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/blacks-and-hispanics-typically-need-higher-incomes-whites-live-affluent-neighborhoods <p>According to new research from Sean Reardon, affiliate of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, middle-class black and Hispanic households live in poorer neighborhoods than white and Asian families with similar incomes. Upward mobility continues to be a problem for many of these populations. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/segregation-neighborhood-income-062515.html" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/blacks-and-hispanics-typically-need-higher-incomes-whites-live-affluent-neighborhoods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CPI IRiSS Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:44:45 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2133 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Request for Proposals - Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program - Deadline: August 19, 2015 https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/request-proposals-kauffman-dissertation-fellowship-program-deadline-august-19-2015 <p>The 2016 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program&#39;s Request for Proposals is available online, and proposals are being accepted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation now through August 19, 2015. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/request-proposals-kauffman-dissertation-fellowship-program-deadline-august-19-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:31:50 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2129 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Odds of arrest 3 times higher for people viewed as black https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/odds-arrest-3-times-higher-people-viewed-black <p>According to a study by IRiSS visiting scholar Andrew Penner and IRiSS faculty fellow Aliya Saperstein, youths who appear black were significantly more likely to be arrested than non-black individuals (and those who just appeared non-black). This means that racial perception is more relevant than surroundings, culture, and behavior when it comes to police interactions. <a href="http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/odds-of-arrest-3-times-higher-for-people-viewed-as-black-study-finds/" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/odds-arrest-3-times-higher-people-viewed-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:04:20 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2127 at https://iriss.stanford.edu California's Anti-Poverty Plan https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/californias-anti-poverty-plan <p>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. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/may/poverty-plan-grusky-051815.html" rel="nofollow">Read more</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/californias-anti-poverty-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 19 May 2015 16:36:16 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2125 at https://iriss.stanford.edu