Poverty Research Centers

09/03/2015

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The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) funds grants and cooperative agreements to support continued research and evaluation of important and emerging social policy issues associated with the nature, causes, correlates, and effects of income dynamics, poverty, individual and family functioning, and child well-being.  These centers play a significant role in mentoring the next generation of poverty researchers.

Background

ASPE has provided longstanding support of poverty centers.  These centers focus on issues of regional or state interest to enhance further the understanding of the nature, causes, correlates, and effects of poverty, as well as programs and policies to ameliorate it. The centers plan and conduct a broad program of policy research and mentoring of emerging scholars to describe and analyze national, regional, and state environment (e.g., economics, demographics) and policies affecting the poor, particularly those families with children who are poor or at-risk of being poor.  This research and evaluation program focuses on important and emerging social policy issues associated with the nature, causes, correlates, and effects of income dynamics, poverty, individual and family functioning, and child well-being.

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