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The Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI) fosters basic and applied research on social and economic inequalities, as well as the processes by which such inequalities change and persist. As the structure of inequality continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, it becomes increasingly important to develop formal models of the sources and causes of inequality, thus moving beyond the conventional applied research that has dominated the field for decades.

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EVENTS 2014-2015

Fall 2014

Inequality Discussion Group

Faculty affiliates and graduate students meet biweekly on Mondays to discuss related works in progress.
11:45AM-1:00PM, Uris 360 (CSI Conference Room)
Next Meeting: November 3, 2014
Speaker: Min Yi (Graduate Student, Policy Analysis and Management/Sociology)
Title: Love and Money: Socioeconomic Status and Attitudes towards Marriage
Contact CSI if interested.

November 6-8

Histories of American Capitalism
ILR History of Capitalism Initiative Annual Conference
ILR School's Conference Center in King-Shaw Hall

November 19

Kristen Lewis
Co-Director, Measure of America project of the Social Science Research Council
Beyond GDP: Measuring Human Progress and Well-Being in the United States
4:30-6:00PM, 142 Goldwin Smith Hall

April 25, 2015

Cornell Sesquicentennial
Charter Day Weekend
The American Dream: Opportunities and Challenges
9:00-10:30AM, Location TBD


The minor in Inequality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that may be completed with any major.

Since the program's inception in 2003, 486 undergraduates from five of Cornell's colleges have earned the Minor in Inequality Studies.

Interested students should complete this enrollment form as soon as they intend to minor in Inequality Studies.

See the Spring 2015 courses that satisfy the minor's requirements.

Core Course

Controversies About Inequality
(SOC/DSOC/PAM/ILROB 2220, PHIL 1950, GOVT 2225)

This course is the primary requirement for completion of the Minor in Inequality Studies and is offered each fall.

Overview Course

  • Economic Analysis of the Welfare State (ILRLE 4426 and ECON 3450)
  • Comparative Social Inequalities (DSOC 3700 and SOC 3710)
  • Social Inequality (SOC 2208 and DSOC 2090)
  • Managing Diversity: Policies and Practices (ILROB 6260)
  • Race and Public Policy (PAM 3370 and SOC 3370)
  • Families and Social Inequality (PAM 4470 and SOC 4470)

Four Inequality Electives

See the List of Inequality Electives.


Spring 2015 Courses posted

See the Spring 2015 courses that satisfy the minor's requirements.

2013-2014 Seed Grant Reports due Oct. 31

Final reports on 2013-2014 Seed Grants are due at the end of this month. Contact CSI for more information.

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