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  • The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit academic research center housed in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.  Established in 2002, the Center’s research informs evidence-based policy on the causes, consequences, and correlates of poverty and inequality in the United States. 

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  • Future of Children Policy Report and Princeton-Brookings Release Event September 15, 2014

    Despite an increase in federal food-assistance programs, food insecurity continues to plague over one in five U.S. children. Providing better access to these programs may be a solution, according to a new report, authored by Craig Gundersen at the University of Illinois and UKCPR Director James Ziliak, and released by the Future of Children, a joint project by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and the Brookings Institution.
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