Inequality

2015 Apr 13

David Brady: Rethinking the Demographic Risks of Poverty: Prevalences and Penalties in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520)

Inequality and Social Policy Seminar presentation by David BradyDirector of Inequality and Social Policy Department, WZB Berlin Social Science Center. 

Poverty research has long focused on the demographic risks of poverty, defined as labor market and family characteristics more prevalent among the poor than the non-poor. This article proposes a framework for analyzing the demographic risks of poverty in terms of prevalences (share of the population with a risk) and...

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2015 Mar 09

Felix Warneken: The Origins of Cooperation and Fairness: Evidence from Children and Chimpanzees

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520)

Inequality and Social Policy Seminar presentation by Felix WarnekenJohn L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, and Joy Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

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2015 Feb 02

Tyler VanderWeele: On the causal interpretation of race in regressions adjusting for confounding and mediating variables

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520)
2015 Mar 06

Thomas Piketty: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ames Courthouse, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

Seminar on Exclusion and Inclusion in Europe presentation by Thomas Piketty (Univ. of Paris).

This special event will feature prominent scholars engaging Professor Piketty in debate about his bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But...

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