The Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) is an open and multidisciplinary research center, bringing together students and faculty from a variety of fields, including sociology, economics, public policy, social work, philosophy, education, and others. It pursues cutting-edge research and innovative teaching on one of the central societal challenges of our time: social inequality. With a focus on the dynamics of social inequality, CID’s scientific mission is to develop a better understanding of changes and stability in social inequality across time, generations, and sociopolitical contexts. The center also helps expands the social scientific data infrastructure available to support research on these topics and increases the accessibility of high-quality data for inequality researchers everywhere.

CID now accepting applications for Emerging Inequality Scholar Fellowship

The competition is open to graduate students at the University of Michigan who have achieved candidacy by the application due date and are doing research on the topic of socio-economic inequality.

In the fight against inequality: Robert Manduca

Why is San Francisco so much richer than Detroit? What are the trends in upward mobility and why are they changing? What are the economic consequences of living in one part of the United States versus another?

Stone Center receives $4M grant to study wealth inequality and transmission in the U.S.

Wealth inequality in the United States is rising and it plays a critical role in the intergenerational transfer of advantage. With support from a new grant award, the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics is working to understand the key mechanisms that enable and drive inequality.

Donation Launches Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics

A $4 million gift from the Stone Foundation will launch the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics.