The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research is one of three national centers for poverty research funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Our mission is to facilitate non-partisan academic research on poverty in the U.S., to disseminate this research and to train the next generation of poverty scholars.
Our research focuses on the following four themes:
Labor Markets and Poverty
Children and Intergenerational Mobility
Immigration and Poverty
The Non-cash Safety Net (including education and health policies)
Gifts to the Center help us to enhance our public lectures and conferences, to increase our dissemination of research findings and to create special opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in poverty research.
Examples of our work include:
Policy briefs that distill new research into clear, concise summaries
Forums and briefings on poverty topics for agency and legislative staff
Research seminars and conferences featuring renowned poverty scholars
Visiting scholar and graduate student programs designed to expand the network of poverty researchers beyond the UC Davis campus
An extramural grant program aimed at supporting new research in critical areas and mentoring a new generation of scholars
An interdisciplinary course on Poverty and Public Policy for graduate students and advanced undergraduates
If you would like to contribute to cutting-edge research focused on causes and solutions to poverty, please contact Director of Development Karen Block at (530) 754-2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For online giving or mail-in donations, please see the links below.
Donations to the Center for Poverty Research are tax deductible. All gifts are processed by the University of California, Davis, Office of Development and Alumni Relations.