Stratification & Poverty


The Employment Policy Institute
The Employment Policy Institute is a research organization dedicated to studying entry-level employment issues. It provides: reports, studies, grant requests for funding applications, links, and other related information. The Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment. Among other issues, EPI research has quantified the impact of new labor costs on job creation, explored the connection between entry-level employment and welfare reform, and analyzed the demographic distribution of mandated benefits.


The Census Bureau
The Census Bureau sponsors this page with multiple reports and statsitics collectd in their Cenus collection efforts. They use a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is poor. If a family's total income is less than that family's threshold, then that family, and every individual in it, is considered poor. The official poverty definition counts money income before taxes and does not include capital gains and noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps).


ODI's Poverty and Public Policy Group (PPPG)
Overseas Development Institute is Britain's leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Their mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. They combine high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was created to mobilize resources for programs that alleviate rural poverty and improve nutrition. Unlike other international financial institutions, which have a broad range of objectives, the Fund has a very specific mandate: to combat hunger and rural poverty in developing countries. It fostes social development, gender equity, income generation, improvement of nutritional status, environmental sustainability, and good governance. The Fund’s target groups are the poorest of the world’s people: small farmers, the rural landless, nomadic pastoralists, artisanal fisherfolk, indigenous people and across all groups, rural poor women.


The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. It contains links to the ongoing General Social Surveys of the U.S.


Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
The Institute for Research on Poverty (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 in 1966 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, the organization given responsibility for reducing poverty in America.


American Civil Liberties Union
Founded in 1920, the ACLU works to extend individual rights to the segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.


American Immigration Council
The AILF was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit educational, charitable organization. The foundation is dedicated to increasing public understanding of immigration law and policy and the value of immigration to American society; to promoting public service and excellence in the practice of immigration law; and to advancing fundamental fairness and due process under the law for immigrants.


Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.


International Committee of the Red Cross
The ICRC follows the Geneva Conventions of Humanitarian Law. The first international conference of the Red Cross was held in 1867 and since then the organization has grown into various branches globally, in defense of human rights concerning war, while staying neutral in all aspects of political ideology, economic interest, or religion.


Human Rights Watch
HRW supports victims of discrimination, political oppression, inhumane conduct in wartime, and investigates and exposes human rights violations, holding abusers accountable.  The organization is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.


Institute for Justice
Founded in 1991, the IJ is a private civil liberties law firm which follows a libertarian philosophy through education, research and publishing.


International Society for Individual Liberty
The ISIL is a Libertarian thinking network of individuals and associations in over 90 countries dedicated to building a free and peaceful world through the ideals of free markets, social tolerance and individual responsibility.


Freedom House
A non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array of international programs and publications, FH is working to advance the worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom.

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