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Institute for Research on Poverty (IPR) 2002f
1180 Observatory Drive Madison WI 53706-1393, United States
tel:1-608 262 6358 fax:1-608 265 3119

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1966.

General Description: IRP is a national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan. The institute was established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the US Office of Economic Opportunity, the organization given responsibility for reducing poverty in America. Since its founding, the institute's multidisciplinary affiliates have formulated and tested basic theories of poverty and inequality, developed and evaluated social policy alternatives, and analyzed trends in poverty and economic well-being.

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(As of December, 2002)

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