Job Displacement, Poverty & Mobility in the American Economy

David Grusky is the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), Director of the California Welfare Laboratory, Director of Recession Trends, and coeditor of Pathways Magazine and the Social Inequality Series. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, co-recipient of the 2004 Max Weber Award, founder of the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality, and a former Presidential Young Investigator. In his talk, David discusses…

1. How does rising inequality affect the U.S. workforce?
2. It reduces the amount of absolute mobility and relative mobility.
3. Two roads to restoring the American dream.