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Poverty Studies -- Research Guide

Research in "poverty and human capabilities" can be very multi-facted, multi-disciplinary work, encompassing issues in economics, politics, sociology, education, history, gender studies, religion, and other fields.
Thus, this guide is but a starting point for research. Your work in poverty studies may take you well beyond the resources and techniques listed here.
If you would like assistance with your research, please contact Dick Grefe.

Poverty News

Resources which provide ongoing coverage of news concerning poverty and related fields.

Reference Sources

Specialized encyclopedias, many of them accessible online, which are useful for an introduction or overview of a topic.

Finding Statistics

Sources in which you can find statistical data and analysis.

Finding Books

Books at W&L and elsewhere.

Finding Articles

Database which can find articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Oorganizations and Other Links

Collections of links to public policy and research organizations; other resources.


If you have suggestions for this guide, please contact Dick Grefe.