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
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
Forums and briefings on poverty topics for agency and
Research seminars and conferences featuring renowned poverty
Visiting scholar and graduate student programs designed to
expand the network of poverty researchers beyond the UC Davis
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 Charlene
Mattison, JD, Assistant Dean, College Relations and
Development at (530) 754-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For online giving or mail-in donations, please see the links
Donations to the Center for Poverty &
Inequality Research are tax deductible. All gifts are
processed by the University of California, Davis, Office of
Development and Alumni Relations.