National Center for Children in Poverty

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National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is an American non-partisan research center that promotes the interests of children in low-income families. They cover a number of topics, including child poverty, adolescent health and youth development, healthy development, low-wage work, and children's mental health.[1] The center was established at Columbia University in 1989 and is a part of the Mailman School of Public Health. NCCP conducts research in areas relevant to family well-being and publishes over 30 documents a year, ranging from fact sheets to full reports. It also provides access to information on its website, including statistical information for each state. Among the tools at its website are the "Family Resource Simulator" and "Research Connections." The former graphically demonstrates the impact on individual families of public policies and which has been utilized by governmental agencies in several states, among them Connecticut, New York City and Alabama in discussing and crafting public policy. The latter provides a compendium of sources related to child well-being collected from more than 200 journals and websites.

NCCP is supported through government sources, corporations and foundations, and individual and private owners.[2] It is primarily funded by foundation grants and federal funding. One of NCCP's funders is the Birth to Five Policy Alliance


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