Poverty (General)

December 28, 2014

Learn more about poverty through the fol­low­ing resources, research and infor­ma­tion. Each resource link gives a gen­eral overview of poverty with  more spe­cific infor­ma­tion regard­ing dif­fer­ent poverty topics.

The Insti­tute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Poverty Dis­patch sum­ma­rizes poverty-related issues in the news.  It can be searched by topic or can be sub­scribed and received by email weekly. The IRP home page has a more exten­sive list of research, train­ing, out­reach, and ini­tia­tives, includ­ing an FAQ’s about Poverty with fur­ther research-based information.

Spot­light on Poverty and Oppor­tu­nity com­bines pol­icy, advo­cacy, and foun­da­tion com­mu­ni­ties to address poverty-related issues, including:

  • Aging and Poverty
  • Edu­ca­tion and Poverty
  • Health and Poverty
  • Rural Poverty
  • Women and Poverty
  • Char­ac­ter­is­tics of Poverty (sum­mary of research and reports)
  • What Works” research

Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress pro­vides a clear­ing­house of experts and news alerts on poverty-related issues. Recent arti­cles include:

  • The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data
  • 5 Things We Can Do to Cut Poverty Today
  • 50 Years After LBJ’s War on Poverty

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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)