Poverty Fact Sheets

Institute for Research on Poverty, Morgridge, UW-Madison

The Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison and the Morgridge Center for Public Service formed a partnership in 2012 to help raise awareness of social issues and encourage community involvement among undergraduate students. The partnership also aims to prepare student volunteers for their service in socioeconomically diverse communities.

Student interns create fact sheets that translate complex poverty research into information easy to understand for undergraduate students. Interns also works to share poverty research findings with the campus community.

The Poverty Fact Sheets

Wisconsin Poverty 101

Family Complexity and Poverty

Poor and in Poor Health

Young Dads and Disadvantage

Food Insecurity and Food Assistance Programs

Is the American Dream Still Attainable?

Life Beyond Bars

Brain Drain: A Child's Brain on Poverty

No Place to Call Home: Child & Youth Homelessness

Which Families are Poor and Why?

Financial Barriers to College Completion