University of Wisconsin–Madison


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.

Research Opportunities

Research Networks

IRP coordinates with its U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC) to facilitate five national Research Networks intended to design, guide, and implement thematic research and policy agendas.

Wisconsin Research