Policy Briefs

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Our policy briefs deliver our cutting-edge research directly to policy makers, researchers, and stakeholders in an accessible format. These peer-reviewed resources are short and informative analyses of our research relating to poverty and policy.



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Our video series provide a basic understanding of poverty and poverty policy in the U.S. with Faculty Affiliates who are experts in their fields. Videos include short introductions to poverty research in our Brief Guide to Poverty in the U.S. as well as course lectures related to poverty.



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Center podcasts are a great way to keep up with today’s poverty research and public policy. We record most of our conference presentations and talks by our seminar speakers. We also produce exclusive content, such as our Poverty in Focus series, as well as expert discussions on research.


Profiles in Poverty Research

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These profiles provide insight into why our research affiliates study poverty, and the efforts they make in contributing to tested and effective interventions.


FAQs on Poverty

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This FAQ answers common questions about poverty in the U.S. These include how many people live in poverty and who they are, as well as dynamics that affect life in poverty, such as geography, age, race and health.


News and Articles About Poverty

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Coverage of poverty related stories in the media.


Poverty Statistics

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Government agencies and others maintain a wealth of statistics and data related to poverty. These links are a good place to start for essential information on poverty measures at the national, state, and local level, along with other fundamental measures relating to poverty in the United States.


Government Agencies

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Many government agencies either administer programs that assist low income families or maintain data relevant to poverty researchers.  These links provide access to relevant data, program statistics and rules, and agency structure and contacts.


Other Poverty Centers in the U.S.

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In addition to providing core funding for the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services currently sponsors two additional poverty research centers in the United States (at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University).  Across the country, several other centers are actively engaged in poverty-related research.