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Understanding Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century

In this podcast, economist Steven Durlauf of the University of Wisconsin–Madison discusses how contemporary poverty and inequality in the United States are qualitatively different now than at the beginning of the War on Poverty. In light of these differences, he points to key areas of research and policy that may be helpful in responding to poverty and disadvantage in the 21st century.


Education & Training, Inequality & Mobility, Intergenerational Poverty, K-12 Education, Neighborhood Effects, Place, Postsecondary Education, Poverty Measurement