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.
Poverty Facts is a series that provides key background information for understanding research and policies affecting poverty. We aim to promote informed discussion and debate on the challenges of addressing poverty and inequality in the United States. Poverty Facts is authored by faculty and graduate student affiliates of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.