Center podcasts are a great way to keep up with today’s poverty research and public policy. We record most of our conference presentations and talks by our seminar speakers. We also produce exclusive content, such as our Poverty in Focus series, as well as expert discussions on research.


Poverty Focus

This podcast series, produced by the Center for Poverty & Inequality Research at UC Davis, brings together experts in their fields to discuss new poverty research and public policy.


Inequality and Children’s Brain Development
Amanda Guyer in conversation with Kimberly Noble

Kimberly Noble

In this podcast CPR Faculty Affiliate Amanda Guyer and Kimberly Noble, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, discuss the impact of inequality on children’s brain development. Noble’s work focuses on the emerging field of socioeconomic disparities and children’s neurocognitive development. 

Noble spoke at the Center for Poverty Research in February of 2018. 


Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Non-Marital Fertility
Marianne Page in conversation with Melissa Kearney

Melissa Kearney Photo

In this podcast Marianne Page and Melissa Kearney discuss the impact of changes in male earnings on marriage rates in the United States, with a focus on implications for children. 

In October, 2017 Kearney was a seminar series speaker at the Center for Poverty Research. Her work focuses on  issues of social policy, poverty and inequality. Many of her papers discuss the effect of government programs on economic conditions and the behaviors and outcomes of economically disadvantaged populations. She is a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. 

Reducing Inequality through Education
Michal Kurlaender in conversation with David Figlio

In this podcast, David Figlio and Michal Kurlaender discuss how inequality before a child is even born can compound across a lifetime, and the difference high-quality schools can make for low-income children. 


Seminar Series Podcasts

The Center for Poverty & Inequality Research Seminar Series brings scholars and policy experts from around the country to discuss their work on poverty and poverty research.

Wayward Sons: The Emerging Gender Gap in Labor Markets and Education
David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this April, 2014 seminar, Visiting Scholar David Autor presents his new work about the difference in achievement and other outcomes between boys and girls. 

Early Selection in Educational Systems and Two Forms of Inequality
Herman van de Werfhorst, University of Amsterdam

In this February 2014 seminar, Visiting Scholar Herman van de Werfhorst discussed his new work on the inequality that can arise from early selection systems in schools.

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The Neurobiology of Socioeconomic Health Disparities
Peter Gianaros, University of Pittsburgh

In this December 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Peter Gianaros discussed findings from a recent program of health neuroscience research aimed at understanding how the brain might link socioeconomic disadvantage to health and profiles of disease risk.


Conference Podcasts

The Center for Poverty & Inequality Research Conferences convene scholars and policy experts to discuss pressing issues in poverty and poverty research.


American Poverty Research

This podcast series is hosted by CPIR graduate student affiliates in conversation with faculty and researchers on a broad range of poverty issues. 

The Role of Career and Technical Education in Labor Market Outcomes
Interview with Ann Huff Stevens

Ann Stevens

In this podcast graduate student affiliate Ethan Krohn interviews Ann Huff Stevens on the impact of career and technical education (CTE) programs on labor market outcomes. Those facing job loss and displacement are often referred to training programs, despite limited evidence about how well these programs work to support earnings. Research conducted by Ann Stevens, Michal Kurleander and Michel Grosz using data on the California community college system helps fill this gap in evidence.