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Inequality Scholars Spotlight: Nishaad Rao

Understanding the effects of place on household level outcomes When CID Student Fellow Alumni Economist Nishaad Rao was a teenager, he was convinced he wanted to be a physicist.  “When I was in high school, I thought that Economics was basically what people who work...

Towards Equitable Housing as a Human Right in the U.S.

University of Michigan architecture and sociology professors Kathy Velikov and Fabian Pfeffer have released the second of a two-video series that explores the divides and radical new approaches to propose solutions at different scales that make quality housing available for all. The all too obvious state of two extremes — those who have extreme wealth and those who live in poverty and housing instability — is undeniable, unsustainable, but resolvable.

CID 2022 Annual Report Now Available

The Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) continues to grow and change at a rapid pace. In July 2023, Fabian Pfeffer stepped down as founding director of the center and passed the mantle to fellow sociologist and wealth inequality scholar Alexandra (Sasha)...

Sasha Killewald New Director of Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics

Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald will be the next Director of the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) at the University of Michigan, effective July 1. Killewald returns to U-M as Professor of Sociology at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the...

Inequality Scholars Spotlight: Luis Flores

The Regulation and Politics of “home-based moneymaking” People often think of home and work as two separate aspects of their lives, but the line continues to blur for many working Americans, particularly since the pandemic. With inflation and rising costs, more and...

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