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Scott Allard is the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy at the University of Washington. He has published numerous books and papers related to the geography of poverty and the impact of place on poverty. Scott is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the area of Metropolitan Policy and has held faculty positions at University of Chicago, Brown University, and Syracuse University. His 2017 book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty in America looks at metropolitan poverty and how the social safety net has responded to these changes. Visit Scott’s faculty page.

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The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit academic research center established in 2002. Our research informs evidence-based policy on the causes, consequences, and correlates of poverty, inequality, and food insecurity in the United States.

UKCPR is a member of the Collaborative of Poverty Centers sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison with underwriting from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The other member poverty centers are located at Columbia UniversityHoward University, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of Michigan, and University of Washington. The goal of the CPC is to improve the effectiveness of public policies to reduce poverty and inequality and their impacts on the well-being of the American people.