About Poverty

The Internet provides a variety of resources for policy makers, reporters, researchers and others seeking information on poverty.

The Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies is compiling a list of associations, educational institutions, government agencies and private organizations that deal with poverty issues.

For more information please click on the resource name. 


American Public Human Services Association
Children’s Defense Fund
Community Action Partnership
National Head Start Association
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Educational Institutions

National Center for Children in Poverty
 – The Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University
Institute for Family and Social Responsibility
 – Indiana University

Institute for Research on Poverty
 – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joint Center for Poverty Research
 – Northwestern University and University of Chicago
Institute on Race and Poverty – 
University of Minnesota
National Poverty Center
 – University of Michigan

Government Agencies

USA Government

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau

Private Organizations

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The National Center on Poverty Law
Center for Law and Social Policy