University of Wisconsin – Institute for Research on Poverty
IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan. It is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As one of three National Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it has a particular interest in poverty and family welfare in Wisconsin as well as the nation.
University of California, Davis – Poverty Research Center
The Center facilitates research using a diverse set of approaches across academic disciplines to answer critical questions about poverty and its solutions. It has four primary poverty-related research themes: 1) Labor Markets and Poverty, 2)The Non-cash Safety Net (including education and health policies), 3)Children and Intergenerational Mobility, and 4) Immigration and Poverty.
Stanford University – Center on Poverty and Inequality
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), one of three National Poverty Centers, is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what’s driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality. CPI supports research by new and established scholars, trains the next generation of scholars and policy analysts, and disseminates the very best research on poverty and inequality.
American Enterprise Institute
The American Enterprise Institute is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer and more democratic nation and world.
From child care to inequality, welfare policy and equal rights, social policies determine the economic and social well-being of individuals and families. Brookings scholars explore how to design and implement social policies in order to reduce poverty, increase economic mobility and encourage responsibility and opportunity.
Northwestern University – Poverty, Race, and Inequality
In the program on Race, Poverty, and Inequality, IPR researchers look at various causes of poverty, racism, and inequality and their consequences in the United States, as well as in developing countries around the world. Topics cut across race, education, social status, and more. The researchers’ examinations often overlap with other IPR programs, such as Urban Policy and Community Development, Social Disparities and Health, and Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: The Source for News, Ideas and Action
Spotlight is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans. Through the ongoing exchange of ideas, research and data, Spotlight seeks to inform the policy debate about reducing poverty and increasing opportunity in the United States.