From opportunity gaps in education, to racial and gender disparities in employment, our interdisciplinary research explores the social and economic causes and effects of inequality and how sound policy can improve access for all.
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Unites faculty, students, and researchers from across Harvard University and beyond to address the causes and consequences of wealth inequalities in different populations around the world.
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From the Bottom to the Top: Unequal Social & Economic Opportunities & Outcomes Across Generations
Even in rich countries, many people are poor, and their chances of moving from poverty to affluence are severely constrained.
Race and Racism in Public Policies, Practices, and Perspectives
This course is a 6-week module that follows on DPI385M. It covers a range of topics related to the history of racial issues as well as policies and practices in contemporary society.
Inequality and Education Policy
This course analyzes the key role of education policy and human capital accumulation in reducing inequality and affecting labor market opportunities.
Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy I
The first doctoral seminar in the Inequality and Social Policy three-course sequence. Open to second-year Social Policy PhD students and Inequality & Social Policy PhD fellows.
Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy II
The second doctoral seminar in the Inequality and Social Policy three-course sequence. Open to second-year Social Policy PhD students and Inequality & Social Policy PhD fellows.
Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy III
This course is a PhD-level research seminar open to Social Policy PhD students and Inequality and Social Policy PhD fellows.
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