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Making a difference over 50 years

In this essay I reflect on the accomplishments of the Institute for Research on Poverty, known as IRP, in the last half-century. This is personal for me. I have been an IRP Affiliate for many years and IRP played an important part in my intellectual training. But before reviewing how IRP has transformed our understanding of poverty and informed development of antipoverty programs and policies, I would like to share a few words about how we got here.

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Child Support, Economic Support, Economic Support General, Education & Training, Education & Training General, Family & Partnering, Family & Partnering General, Health, Health General, Inequality & Mobility, Inequality & Mobility General, Poverty Measurement, Poverty Measurement General

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