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Definitions and Measurements of Poverty

Data & Statistics

Analysis/Reports/Data from Research Centers and Think Tanks

  • Brookings - US Poverty
    See also their Concentrated Poverty reports. "The Brookings Institution traces its beginnings to 1916, when a group of leading reformers founded the Institute for Government Research (IGR), the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level."

  • Heritage Foundation - Poverty and Inequality
    "Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense."

  • Institute for Research on Poverty
    From the University of Wisconsin/Madison. It is one of the National Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    Papers published from the 1980s to the present. Founded in 1920, NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization.

  • Pew Research Center
    See topics such as Economic Recession, Poverty, etc. From the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues. The Pew Research Center is an independent subsidiary of the Pew Charitable Trusts."

  • Poverty and the Social Safety Net in Virginia
    2010-2012 reports from the the Weldon Cooper Center.
  • Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
    See their State Profiles. "RUPRI is housed within the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a joint program of Iowa State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Nebraska. RUPRI was founded in 1990 to address a concern of some members of the Senate Agricultural Committee that no objective non-governmental source of external data, information, and analysis, regarding the rural and community impacts of public policy decisions was available."

  • Urban Institute - Poverty and Safety Net
    "In the mid-1960s, President Johnson saw the need for independent nonpartisan analysis of the problems facing America's cities and their residents. The President created a blue-ribbon commission of civic leaders who recommended chartering a center to do that work. In 1968, the Urban Institute became that center." For more information on poverty related issues, browse the Urban Institute site By Topic and see Fact Sheets.

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