Poverty & Covid-19

The Institute for Research on Poverty and our national collaborative of peer poverty research centers are especially aware of how the pandemic is affecting the most vulnerable members of society and straining the social services system. Families and individuals with low incomes struggle during normal times, but this unprecedented modern crisis has intensified their hardship while also creating barriers to seeking help.

Statistic icon. Created by Wichai Wi from Noun Project.In response, poverty center researchers and scholars are sharing their expertise to inform efforts to help struggling Americans through this crisis.

News icon. Created by Seb Cornelius from Noun Project.Researchers are helping to make sense of the pandemic by responding to major media outlets on its implications for people with low incomes and the public programs they turn to for help.

Distance learning icon. Created by Vectors Point from Noun Project.A new Teach & Learn page provides links to instructional materials about poverty and social inequality suitable for distance learning.

Research & Outreach

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