Renewed activism on immigration issues has produced measures that offer emergency economic relief and access to health care for immigrants left out of federal programs.
Despite a number of traditional policy and legislative attempts to reduce inequality in the United States, far too many individuals are adversely affected by racial inequality, segregation, economic and wealth inequality, gender disparities, and other systemic barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to address inequality across multiple spaces and policy areas in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Christine Beckman, Associate Director and Price Family Chair of Social Innovation co-authored a new book that chronicles working parents’ efforts to be Ideal Workers.
Associate Director Dr. Ann Owens reexamines income segregation from 1990 to 2010 and found that income segregation increased only among families with children.
Our Top Public Schools for Underserved Students report highlights those schools closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students in Los Angeles County. Since 2015, we have produced this report annually for Bay Area schools. This is our first … Continue reading
California Dreaming: The New Dynamism in Immigration Federalism and Opportunities for Inclusion on a Variegated Landscape
Journal on Migration and Human Security
Interactions between local, state and federal governments as regards immigration policies began to undergo a dramatic change with the passage of Proposition 187 in California in 1994. Seemingly settled issues over the relative prerogatives of different levels of government and … Continue reading
Racial Residential Segregation of School-Age Children and Adults: The Role of Schooling as a Segregating Force
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences
Neighborhoods are critical contexts for children’s well-being, but differences in neighborhood inequality among children and adults are understudied. I document racial segregation between neighborhoods among school-age children and adults in 2000 and 2010 and find that though the racial composition … Continue reading
The Journal of the Economics of Ageing
Aging populations and the prevalence of poverty in old age have led to the introduction of noncontributory pensions in many countries. We consider a number of alternative targeting approaches and simulate their effects in an empirical application in the State … Continue reading
American Economic Review
We analyze two noncontributory Mexican pension programs for the elderly. Both paid similar amounts, but one paid monthly while the other paid every two months. The Life Cycle Hypothesis suggests frequency of benefits payments should not affect consumption smoothing, but … Continue reading