Starting Points

Current Poverty Guidelines
One version of the US Federal Poverty Measure from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Poverty Data - US Census Bureau
Poverty definition, thresholds & guidelines, Current Population Survey (CPS), Poverty in the US, and Decennial Census data.

General Resources

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
A national, university-based, nonprofit, and nonpartisan center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.

World Bank: Poverty
Collection of reports and data on world poverty.

Specialized Resources

National Center for Children in Poverty
Newsletters, state and local information, research, and data relating to child and family poverty.