Advocacy Groups, Associations, and Policy Research Organizations
Advocacy groups often put out alerts as legislation is proposed, collect and provide statistics and create their own policy papers on topics of concern. Think tanks and other agencies publish reports and assessments.
Preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom--limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense--through scholarly research...
Formerly the American Public Welfare Association. Links to national and international sources of information about welfare reform and social policy. Includes links to federal, state, and local human service agencies.
The Center conducts and releases research, staging conferences and hosting policy discussions, its scholars have addressed the role of communication in politics, adolescent behavior, child development, health care, civics and mental health.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy Think Tank whose stated mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:
Strengthen American democracy;
Foster the economic and social welfare, security & opportunity of all Americans; and
Secure a more open, safe, prosperous & cooperative international system.
"The Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace." Pick an area and follow the links to PDF documents.
CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor." One useful feature of its webpage is a listing (with links) of its recent publications, which cover various issues relating to low-income Americans.
"CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor." One useful feature of its web page is a listing (with links) of its recent publications, which cover various issues relating to low-income Americans.
Another think-tank working on fiscal policy and public programs affecting low- to moderate-income people. The Center conducts research and analysis over proposed budget & tax policies and to ensure the needs of low-income families.
A national and interdisciplinary academic research center funded by Northwestern University that provides current research, policy briefs and working papers related to the condition of the poor in the United States.
"The Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan, research and policy organization located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. It delivers reliable analysis, data and solutions to institutions and individuals to spark new initiatives, policies and programs that better address homelessness and poverty." Use the Research, Resources & Publications Links or Search the Recommended Data Sources.
Politics for Change "draws from the research of a network of more than 100 member organizations" and "is dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas to a broader audience. Their goal is to improve collaboration and dialogue between policy and grassroots organizations, and to promote their work to journalists and legislators." Contains articles and links to relevant organizations. Click View All Issues in the box labeled Issues.
The New England Public Policy Center (NEPPC) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has been archiving its working papers series since 2005, and visitors to this site can look over all of the published titles. Currently, there are over 25 papers by NEPPC staff members available here. Some of the more recent titles include "Are American Homeowners Locked Into Their Houses? The Impact of Housing Market Conditions on State-to-State Migration" and "Childhood Lead and Academic Performance in Massachusetts."
Urban Institue analyze policies, evaluate programs, & informs community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being. It works in all 50 states & abroad in over 28 countries, sharing its research findings with policymakers, program administrators, business, academics, & the public, online through reports and scholarly books.