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  • The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit academic research center on the causes, consequences, and correlates of poverty and inequality in the United States. Established in 2002, the Center’s research informs evidence-based policymaking at the local, regional, and national levels.

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  • Policy Report Princeton-Brookings Release Event September 15, 2014

    The new policy report by authors Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois, and James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky, explain that while programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have proven successful in terms of in reducing food insecurity, applying for and receiving SNAP benefits may be difficult for parents. Likewise, school feeding programs are sometimes incomplete, exposing children to a host of health and cognitive issues.   
    Read the policy brief here

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