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Poverty Research Institute (PRI) publishes a variety of reports addressing various aspects of poverty.



Poverty Benchmarks 2014
Poverty Benchmarks 2014, the new report from LSNJ’s Poverty Research Institute, offers a grim picture of the continuing depth of poverty and the broad ramifications of...
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Previous Publications
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
What is Poverty?
Poverty estimates based upon the federal poverty level grossly understate the extent of poverty in New Jersey. Using a more realistic indicator that incorporates real cost of...
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Income Inequality in New Jersey: The Growing Divide and its Consequences
This report continues the Poverty Research Institute’s analysis of examining income inequality in New Jersey. It extends the analysis to 2013, enabling an assessment of the extent...
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Previous Publications
2012
The Real Cost of Living in New Jersey
An updated report in the Real Cost of Living series provides a detailed analysis of the cost of living in New Jersey for working families based on the true cost of basic...
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Previous Publications
2008, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999
Civil Justice Gap 2012
This report presents and accounting of civil legal assistance shortfalls in New Jersey and indicates necessary steps on the road towards solutions.

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Previous Publications
2011, 2006
"I Want To Make It On My Own"
The Poverty Research Institute undertook this qualitative research study to determine - through 125 in-depth interviews of welfare recipients, caseworkers and county-based senior...
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Food, Clothing, Health, or a Home
This comprehensive social science study details the immense challenges faced by people living in true poverty (generally below 200 percent of the federal poverty level), and...
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Unequal Access to Justice
People of lower income must deal with a broad array of laws and legal processes that directly impact their daily lives and often determine their very ability to survive. The...
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Not Enough To Live On
This report discusses the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of New Jersey residents with inadequate incomes according to research on the Real Cost of Living (RCL) in...
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Supporting New Jersey's Workers
This report evaluates the adequacy minimum wage in New Jersey and discusses a number of factors that must be considered in assessing its adequacy. This includes an analysis of...
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Poverty in the City of Camden, 2007
This second report of the Poverty Benchmarks Project highlights poverty in the City of Camden, New Jersey. The report presents both an overview the city’s poverty and an...
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