The Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States.
The Center's areas of anti-poverty work include national, state, and local policy and program recommendations that help marginalized girls, promote effective workforce and education policies and programs for disconnected youth, and develop policy to combat deep poverty.
Our strategies are to partner with Administration agencies and non-profit organizations to host national conferences, produce and widely disseminate in-depth reports, engage in public speaking, and participate in national coalitions and working groups.
- Click here to read Faculty Director Peter Edelman's piece: 50 Years Later: Why We Must Remember the Civil Rights Movement.
- On October 2, 2014, the Center on Poverty released the report “Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue” with the Leadership Conference Education Fund. The report explores how the nation’s historically low minimum wage is an important driver of poverty and income inequality and examines the current state of minimum wage policy on the state and federal level, as well as the far-reaching benefits of a minimum wage increase.
- Hear Senior Fellow Indivar Dutta-Gupta discuss this report, as well as the center's interest in deep poverty, on We Act Radio's Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner.
- Read Senior Fellow Indivar Dutta-Gupta's comments in The Hoya on raising the minimum wage today.
- Read Bloomberg BNA coverage of the report [Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 204 DLR A-13 (Oct. 22, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.]