Poverty-Related Links by Category

Note: The following resources are not under the control of the Institute for Research on Poverty. They are merely listed here as a resource for researchers. Any notes or classifications are based on the cataloger's opinion based on a brief "visit" to a site.

Activism

  • Alliance for Children and Families
    http://www.alliance1.org/
    Contents: provides services to nonprofit organizations serving children and families and working for economic empowerment.
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    http://www.wilder.org/index.html
    Contents: Publications of this nonprofit health and human services organization emphasize practical planning for nonprofit organizations and problems of particular minority and immigrant
  • Brotherhood of St. Laurence
    http://www.bsl.org.au/
    Contents: publications and ordering information; links; summary statistics on Australian poverty, housing, unemployment
  • Center for Family Policy and Practice (CFFPP)
    http://www.cffpp.org
    Contents: Policy briefings, reports
  • HandsNet
    http://www.handsnet.org/
    Contents: resources for organizations to strengthen their programs and policies for children, families & people in need by integrating online communications strategies
  • InterAction
    Washington, DC
    http://www.interaction.org/
    Contents: projects and updates for this coalition of 150 U.S.-based nonprofits in the areas of international development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance
  • National Center for Law and Economic Justice
    New York, NY
    http://www.nclej.org/
    Contents: publications, Welfare Myths report and ordering information; current projects
  • Population Action International
    http://www.populationaction.org/
    Contents: publications, related links
  • Real Change
    Seattle, WA
    http://www.realchangenews.org/
    Contents: homeless newspaper--selected articles, project news
  • World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty / Journee Mondiale du Refus de la Misere
    http://www.oct17.org
    Contents: information on activities planned for October 17 each year

Aging and Retirement

Children and Families

  • Action Alliance for Children
    Oakland, CA
    http://www.4children.org/
    Contents: links to other sites, highlights from AAC newsmagazine
  • Administration for Children and Families
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://www.acf.hhs.gov/
  • Alan Guttmacher Institute
    http://www.guttmacher.org/
    Contents: research on fertility and reproductive issues, summary statistics, publications
  • Center for Children & Families
    Columbia University Teachers College
    http://ccf.tc.columbia.edu
    Contents: Publications, research projects described, and useful links
  • Center for Research on Child Wellbeing
    Princeton University
    http://crcw.princeton.edu
    Contents: publications and ordering information, links
  • Center for the Child Care Workforce
    Washington, DC
    http://www.ccw.org/
    Contents: Research reports, surveys, policy documents, training manuals and programs
  • Center on Children and Families
    Brookings Institution
    http://www.brookings.edu/ccf
    Contents: studies policies that affect the well-being of America's children and their parents, especially children in less advantaged families
  • Chapin Hall Center for Children
    University of Chicago
    http://www.chapinhall.org
    Contents: projects, publications
  • Child and Family WebGuide
    Tufts University
    http://www.cfw.tufts.edu
    Contents: links to sites about infants, children and teens: parenting, child development, health & mental health, education
  • Child Trends
    http://www.childtrends.org/
    Contents: Publications, data
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    http://www.childwelfare.gov
    Contents: connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families
  • Child Welfare Research Institute
    http://www.childwelfare.com
    Contents: Research reports, data, extensive set of links to information sources and research
  • Children Now
    http://www.childrennow.org/
    Contents: frequently updated information, links, publications
  • Children, Youth and Family Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse
    University of Minnesota
    http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/
    Contents: reports, statistics, online resources, publications
  • Children's Defense Fund
    http://www.childrensdefense.org
    Contents: Research and policy reports; advocacy
  • Childwatch International Research Network
    http://www.childwatch.uio.no/
    Contents: Extensive links to regional and international organizations in child advocacy and research
  • Department of Children and Families
    Wisconsin, State of
    http://www.dcf.wisconsin.gov/
  • Department of Children and Family Services
    Illinois, State of
    http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/index.shtml
  • Early Childhood Care and Development
    http://www.ecdgroup.com/
    Contents: consultative group on early childhood care and development--publications, links
  • Families and Work Institute
    http://www.familiesandwork.org/
    Contents: publications and ordering information
  • Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Project
    Wider Opportunities for Women
    http://www.wowonline.org/ourprograms/fess/index.asp
    Contents: Resources and technical assistance for human resource investment policies; self- sufficiency standards for states
  • Future of Children, The
    Princeton University
    http://www.futureofchildren.org/
    Contents: publication of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution. Contains full-text of peer-reviewed articles from the journal The Future of Children, policy briefs, & summaries
  • Harvard Family Research Project
    Harvard University
    http://www.hfrp.org//
    Contents: Research news, publications, newsletter, and other resources for study and practice in child development and early childhood education
  • Head Start Research and Statistics Page
    Administration for Children and Families
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/About%20Head%20Start
  • Human Services Policy Center
    Graduate School of Public Affaris
    University of Washington
    http://hspc.org
    Contents: publications list and ordering information, links
  • Institute for Child and Family Policy
    New York, Columbia University
    http://www.childpolicy.org
    Contents: Research publications, international links
  • Institute for Innovation in Social Policy
    Vassar College
    http://iisp.vassar.edu
    Contents: Monitors social indicators of poverty and well-being, produces report, "The Social Health of the States."
  • Kidscount
    Annie E. Casey Foundation
    http://www.aecf.org/kidscount
    Contents: The national Kidscount site; publications, data, links to state Kidscount organizations
  • Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)
    http://www.mdrc.org/
    Contents: publications and ordering information, public-use files
  • National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
    http://www.teenpregnancy.org/
    Contents: newsletter, related sites, publications and ordering information
  • National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
    http://www.nccp.org
    Contents: newsletter, publications and ordering information
  • National Child Care Information Center
    Child Care Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://www.nccic.org
    Contents: links, publications
  • NCSEA Research Clearing House
    Indiana University Institute for Family and Social Responsibility
    http://www.spea.indiana.edu/ncsea
  • New Findings on Children, Families, and Economic Self-Sufficiency
    National Research Council
    National Academy of Sciences
    http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/findings/index.html
    Contents: complete contents of report
  • North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
    Oakbrook, IL
    http://www.ncrel.org/
  • Office of Human Services Policy
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://aspe.hhs.gov/_/office_specific/hsp.cfm
    Contents: Main page, then search this site by program or topic area
  • Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars
    University of Wisconsin Extension
    http://www.familyimpactseminars.org
    Contents: resources for researchers, policymakers, administrators; publications
  • Project for Research on Welfare, Work, and Domestic Violence
    University of Michigan
    http://www.impactresearch.org/policycenter/policy.html
    Contents: Publications, links
  • Research Forum on Children, Families and the New Federalism
    National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
    http://www.researchforum.org
    Contents: publications, database of information on research projects focussing on welfare reform and child well-being, newsletter, links
  • Social Development Research Group
    University of Washington
    http://www.sdrg.org/
    Contents: publications and ordering information
  • Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Research
    Institute of Psychiatry, London
    http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/IoP/Departments/SGDPsy/index.stm
  • Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
    http://www.wccf.org/
    Contents: ordering information for Wisconsin Kids Count data books

Disability

  • DisOrgNet
    Institute for Independent Living
    http://www.independentliving.org/donet/index.html
    Contents: lists organizations in the field of disability, searchable by expertise, cooperative interests, and keyword; extensive annotated directory of links
  • Family Village
    Waisman Center
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/
    Contents: resources and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with disabilities and their families; information on specific disabilities

Economics

  • Corporation for Enterprise Development
    Washington, DC
    http://www.cfed.org/
    Contents: Policy documents and public information in asset-building and economic opportunity strategies, primarily in low-income and distressed communities.
  • County Business Patterns
    U.S. Census Bureau
    http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/
  • Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World (EDIRC)
    Economic Research Department, of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    http://edirc.repec.org/
    Contents: registry of more than 12,100 economics institutions worldwide
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies
    United Kingdom
    Economic and Social Research Council
    http://www.ifs.org.uk/
    Contents: research, publications and ordering information
  • Jerome Levy Economics Institute
    Bard College
    http://www.levy.org/
    Contents: research, publications and ordering information
  • Journal of Human Resources
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/
    Contents: table of contents for issues of this journal, which publishes principally in the field of economics (NOT management); also subscription information
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    http://www.nber.org/
    Contents: publications, data sets, programs and projects, links
  • National Economic Association
    http://www.neaecon.org
    Contents: organization of black economists- links to related resources, information for students and researchers
  • RePEc
    http://repec.org
    Contents: Database of working papers, journal articles, and sofware components in economics
  • Resources for Economists (RFE)
    American Economic Association
    http://rfe.org
    Contents: links to research, professional sites, other resources
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
    http://www.upjohninst.org/
    Contents: staff projects, newsletter, publications, grant program
  • World Bank
    Washington, D.C.
    http://www.worldbank.org/
    Contents: publications, data sets, projects

Education

  • Chicago Longitudinal Study
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin
    http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/cls/
    Contents: Reports from a study of the Child-Parent Centers, a large-scale early childhood intervention program
  • Consortium for Policy Research in Education
    http://www.cpre.org/
    Contents: Research and policy consortium—University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the UW-Madison: publications, news, links
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    U.S. Department of Education
    http://www.eric.ed.gov/
    Contents: A database of journal and non-journal education literature. Reconstituted Fall 2004
  • Institute for Urban and Minority Education
    Columbia University
    http://iume.tc.columbia.edu/
    Contents: Research and evaluations, information services, and technical assistance
  • National Institute for Urban School Improvement
    Education Development Center, Inc.
    http://www2.edc.org/urban/
    Contents: Publications, project descriptions
  • National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students
    OERI
    U.S. Department of Education
    http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/At-Risk/
    Contents: publications, research
  • SchoolMatters
    National Education Data Partnership
    http://www.schoolmatters.com
    Contents: SchoolMatters provides comparison tools, ratios, benchmarks, and performance indicators for each state's school system.

Health and Insurance

Homelessness

Housing

  • Center for Housing and Urban Development
    Texas A&M University
    http://chud.tamu.edu/
    Contents: description of research and outreach related to improving living conditions, especially for Texas residents in "colonias" along the Texas-Mexican border
  • Enterprise Foundation
    http://www.enterprisefoundation.org/
    Contents: resources and links on affordable housing and community development
  • Fannie Mae
    http://www.fanniemae.com/
  • Homes for the Homeless/Institute for Children & Poverty
    http://www.homesforthehomeless.com
    Contents: Homes for the Homeless provides transitional housing in New York City. It is run jointly with the Institute for Children and Poverty, a research and policy organization. Reports, position papers
  • HUD
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    http://www.hud.gov
    Contents: programs and policies to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination
  • HUD Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    http://www.hud.gov/offices/fbci/index.cfm
  • HUDUSER
    Office of Policy Development and Research
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    http://www.huduser.org/
    Contents: information on housing needs, market conditions, and data on assisted housing and subsidized households over time; searchable links
  • National Housing Conference
    http://www.nhc.org
    Contents: Reports, policy initiatives

Income and Wages

International

Nutrition and Food Insecurity

Population

Poverty

Public Policy and Public Affairs

Social Sciences Data Sets and Collections

  • Childstats
    Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    http://www.childstats.gov
    Contents: Federal and state statistics and reports on children and families
  • Data and Information Services Center (formerly Data and Program Library Service)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    http://disc.wisc.edu/
    Contents: online data sets, codebooks, links; includes Wisconsin Longitudinal Study; Milwaukee Parental Choice; Catasto Study of 15C Italy
  • Data Archive of the Economic and Social Research Council and the Joint Information Systems Committee
    University of Essex, UK
    http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/
  • ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
    University of Michigan
    http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
    Contents: data sets, information about data sets
  • Henry A. Murray Research Archive
    Cambridge, MA
    Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University
    http://www.murray.harvard.edu/
    Contents: Social science data, particularly psychology, sociology, and education
  • LIS-Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg
    http:/www.lisdatacenter.org/
    Contents: publications, newsletter, international comparative income statistics
  • Population Reference Bureau
    http://www.prb.org
    Contents: Publications, research, data
  • PSID (Panel Study of Income Dynamics)
    Institute for Social Research
    University of Michigan
    http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/
    Contents: data sets, information about data sets
  • SSDC (Social Sciences Data Collection)
    University of California, San Diego
    http://libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/sshl/data-gov-info-gis/ssds/
    Contents: online data, metadata

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Research

Social Sciences Internet Resource Collections

Statistics (Available Online)

Urban Issues

  • Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
    University of Minnesota
    http://www.cura.umn.edu/
  • Institute of Urban and Regional Development
    University of California, Berkeley
    http://www.iurd.berkeley.edu
  • Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program
    Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/urbanpoverty/
    Contents: Program analyzes the effects of increasing inner city poverty and joblessness; research, conferences, on-line "smart libraries" on urban poverty
  • Rockefeller Foundation
    http://www.rockfound.org/
    Contents: Poor neighborhoods and low-wage work (many other projects, most of them globally rather than U.S. oriented)
  • Windows on Urban Poverty
    Bruton Center, U.Texas/Brookings Institution
    http://www.urbanpoverty.net
    Contents: Documents the geographic distribution of poverty in the United States 1970-2000 through interactive maps

Welfare Reform

Welfare Reform Program Evaluation

  • ACF Welfare Peer Technical Assistance Network
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://peerta.acf.hhs.gov
    Contents: The Network provides peer-to-peer technical assistance to public agencies and private organizations operating the TANF program
  • Illinois Families Study
    Northwestern University
    http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/research/IFS.html
    Contents: Six-year panel study of Illinois families & welfare reform--research reports, policy
  • Policy Information Center (PIC)
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/

Welfare Reform State Demonstrations and Waivers