Inequity & Poverty

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Inequity and poverty oppress millions of people worldwide. The two are often interrelated, with poverty being one serious condition affecting people inequitably worldwide. For example, recent Census data indicates that in the United States, over 40 million people live in poverty, but poverty rates are more than double among Blacks and Latinx compared to whites.

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS) recognizes that many of the inequities are due to biased and exclusionary practices and policies, both past and present. Visionary social and behavioral science can provide insight into the causes, consequences, and promising solutions to these problems. CSBS is committed to supporting innovative research in multiple disciplines that tackle inequity and poverty.

Interested in the Inequity & Poverty Grand Challenge? Reach out to the Research Development Manager Elsa Augustine.