Poverty Centers

IRP is one of three National Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the other two centers are the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) at Stanford University; and the Center for Poverty Research (CPR) at the University of California, Davis. Brief descriptions of each center from their respective websites follow below.

IRP's Peer National Poverty Research Centers

Stanford Center on Poverty and Equality

Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI)

CPI is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what's driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality. CPI supports research by new and established scholars, trains the next generation of scholars and policy analysts, and disseminates the very best research on poverty and inequality.

Research | Programs | Publications | News & Events | Key Issues

 

Center for Poverty Research at UC DavidCenter for Poverty Research at UC Davis

CPR's mission is to facilitate nonpartisan academic research on poverty in the United States, disseminate this research, and train the next generation of poverty scholars.  Our research agenda includes four themed areas of focus: labor markets and poverty, children and intergenerational transmission of poverty, the nontraditional safety net, and immigration.

Research | Opportunities | Events | Resources

 

Other Poverty Centers

National Poverty CenterNational Poverty Center (NPC), University of Michigan

The NPC at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan was established in the fall of 2002 as a university-based, nonpartisan research center. We conduct and promote multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research, mentor and train emerging scholars, and inform public discourse on the causes and consequences of poverty.

Research | Opportunities | Publications | News & Events | Poverty Facts

 

West Coast Poverty CenterWest Coast Poverty Center (WCPC), University of Washington

The WCPC serves as a hub for research, education, and policy analysis leading to greater understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and effective approaches to reducing it in the west coast states. WCPC was founded in 2005 with initial core funding from the University of Washington and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

Research | Events | Funding Opportunities | Poverty Basics

 

University of Kentucky Center for Poverty ResearchUniversity of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR)

The UKCPR is a nonpartisan, nonprofit academic research center on the causes, consequences, and correlates of poverty and inequality in the United States.  Established in 2002, the Center’s research informs evidence-based policymaking at the local, regional, and national levels.

Visit UKCPR’s website for content links.