The Center for the Study of Urban Poverty (CSUP) is an academic research organization at the Institute for Social Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The primary mission of the CSUP is to encourage and facilitate academic research into the causes and consequences of urban poverty and the effectiveness of policies aimed at alleviating poverty. In 1989, the CSUP was established by Professors Melvin Oliver and Jim Johnson.

Since its founding in 1989, the center’s group of social scientists have brought several research grants and monies to conduct research, train undergraduate and graduate students, and support academic instructors and senior and junior faculty. The group of social scientists at the CSUP conducts research on various dimensions of urban poverty, such as income and status ...

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