Institute for Women's Policy Research
Includes research reports (pdf documents) on such topics as status of women in the 50 states, paid family leave, effects of welfare reform on homelessness, gender gap in pension coverage, etc.
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization at Columbia University. Our mission is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families. Nearly 40 percent of American children live in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level—the amount needed for most families to be economically self-sufficient. We know that poverty is not immutable and that public policies can make a difference.
A nonprofit organization based in New York City. Our mission is, first of all, to illuminate the causes and multidimensional consequences of the growing inequality of wealth, income, power and opportunity in America; and second, to move this critical national problem onto the front burner of American politics and public discourse
World Bank: Inequality, Poverty, and Socio-economic Performance
This site aims to be a resource on: (a) the relationship between distributional dynamics, economic growth, and poverty reduction; (b) the effect inequality might have on social outcomes and behaviors; and (c) current discussions and methodologies that might be useful for operational and research work.
"NYC Agrees to Education for Welfare Recipients"
Article discusses the city of New York's legal settlement that will permit welfare recipients to pursue higher education and training programs. Advocates hope the victory will increase access to education for women on welfare nationwide. By Luchina Fisher, Women'sENews
Modified Monopoly: Experiencing Social Class Inequality
by Morten G. Ender, United States Military Academy in Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2004 ISSN 1096-1453 Volume 8, Issue 2