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The stories below highlight diversity-related research by Stanford scholars, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to these stories, you can find more information about ongoing research and scholarship by exploring Stanford research centers and academic programs dedicated to advancing understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, religious identity and other dimensions of human diversity.

Jun 23 2016 | Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
America has been talking about racial segregation and its effects for decades. Now another kind of separation is grinding away at America’s neighborhoods: income segregation, where people are separated by their wealth, or lack of it. More than one-third of families in large metropolitan areas now...
Jun 17 2016 | Stanford Health Policy | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
Stanford Health Policy's Marcella Alsan — an economist and professor of medicine — and her colleague, Marianne Wanamaker at the University of Tennessee, have published a working paper with the National Bureau of Economic Research about the correlation between the Tuskegee Study and the medical...
Jun 15 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
Stanford researchers analyzing thousands of data points found racial disparities in how Oakland Police Department officers treated African Americans on routine traffic and pedestrian stops. The researchers suggest 50 measures to improve police-community relations, such as better data...
May 31 2016 | Stanford GSE | Posted In: Faculty, Research, Students
A paper in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ reports on benefits of certain remedies to close achievement gaps. Simple exercises to help incoming students understand the challenges that they would face in college substantially improved the success achieved by first generation and...
May 9 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Research
In five experiments, Stanford sociologist Robb Willer found that popular support for the Tea Party derives in part from perceived threats to the status of whites in America. Threats to racial status among white Americans have driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may also...

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