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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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  • UKCPR-IRP Collaborate on Newly Released Book "SNAP Matters"

    The book SNAP Matters:  How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being, is now available and is the product of a UKCPR-IRP conference held in September of 2013 at the Brookings Institution.  The book is co-edited by Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy M. Smeeding and James P. Ziliak, and begins asking questions that matter regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally known as Food Stamps. Finding that SNAP is highly responsive to macroeconomic pressures and one of the most effective anti-poverty programs, this book encourages policymakers, students, and researchers to continue to examine SNAP.

    Read more about the book here.

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