IRP researches the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States. We bring together social scientists from across research disciplines such as economics, sociology, social work, and demography. The result is a well-rounded understanding of poverty issues.

On the following pages, IRP’s research resources are organized by category. To find IRP research materials organized by resource type, go to the Resources page.

Wisconsin Administrative Data Core (WADC)

Data Core IconThe WADC is a unique resource that links a large array of administrative data and supports evidence-based policymaking. Developed and maintained by the Institute for Research on Poverty in collaboration with its Wisconsin state agency partners, the WADC allows for research and evaluation across multiple programs and outcomes.

Visit our main WADC page for more information about what data are included, how data are maintained, past projects, and opportunities to work in partnership with IRP and state agencies to use the WADC for research and evaluation.