Articles & Reports

Evidence-Based Research

Print Resources

To locate print books and other items (DVDs, microfiche) owned by Harvard Libraries, search in the Harvard Library Catalog, HOLLIS, using terms such as poverty, income inequality and wealth distribution.

The Social Security Agency is one of the few federal agencies that tracked some information on low-income US citizens prior to 1959. You may want to search in HOLLIS+ for annual publications authored by this agency (earlier name was Social Security Board) for annual publications such as the Social Security Bulletin and Social Security Yearbook.

Non-Harvard affiliates should try searching for government publications using an the WorldCat catalog. Contact your local university library's government documents group for assistance in retrieving materials.


Country Level Poverty Data

Country Data

US Data



Living Wage Calculators

Mapping Tools

Think Tank Search

Think Tank Search

Search using Google conventions (i.e. putting quotation marks around phrases).

Inclusion Policy

Think Tank Search searches the websites of institutions that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity. These sites are affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, and non-governmental organizationsInclusion is based upon the relevancy of subject area to HKS coursework and scholarship, the availability of the think tank’s research in full-text on the website, and the think tank’s reputation and influence upon policy making. The list represents a mixture of partisan and non-partisan think tanks.

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