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Poverty: Poverty Resources

Explore resources to understand and address structural poverty in the U.S. and around the world.

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Poverty Resources on the Web

The Institute for Research on Poverty works on understanding the causes and outcomes of poverty. Find news, events, and resources on their site.

Innovations for Poverty Actions produces a useful annual report.

The National Center for Children in Poverty publishes reports and tools, such as calculators and simulators, to influence policies and help children and their families.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes poverty guidelines for different sized households. The Department also provides helpful graphs on poverty.

ELDIS compiles the best poverty research openly and freely available.

Urban Institute has interesting research publications on escaping poverty, welfare rules, and children of immigrants, to name a few.

The Brookings Institution researches hot topics in society and the government for problem-solving, with recent reports on poverty titled, "The Geography of Desperation in America," "Poverty Crosses Party Lines," and "Creating Opportunity for the Forgotten Americans."

Two of the many resources that are available from the U.S. Census: American Factfinder contains census data (and data estimates for the in-between years) on income and poverty, viewable by country, state, county, and even census tracts - small neighborhoods. Poverty Visualizations by the Census Bureau show different data collected by the Census surrounding poverty, shown in neat infographic form.

Measure of America focuses on the facts surrounding the unequal distribution of resources and opportunity in America.

United Nations focuses on the causes of poverty and how to address it., the United Nations issued a framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19 and created the Secretary-General's UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

Congressional Digest provides a monthly analysis of the pros and cons of public policy issues in the United States.

Govtrack allows you to browse bills in the U.S. Congress related to the subject Poverty and welfare assistance, as determined by the Library of Congress.

Need articles?

Use these subjects in any of our databases or in DUQSearch to find books, articles, and more!

  • Poverty
  • Poverty AND Transportation
  • Poverty AND Hunger
  • World Hunger
  • Poverty AND Clean Water
  • Poverty AND Disease
  • Rural Poverty
  • Urban Poverty
  • Poverty AND Inequality
  • Income AND Poverty
  • Poverty AND Homelessness
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Poverty AND Race
  • Poverty AND Policing
  • Poverty AND Environment

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