Institute for Research on Poverty

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. A nonprofit and nonpartisan institute, the IRP is one of the three National Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the other two centers are the Center for Poverty Research (CPR), located at the University of California, Davis; and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality (CPI) at Stanford University in California. The institute has a particular interest in research, training, policy, and practice in poverty and family welfare in Wisconsin and the nation.

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