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Poverty Fact Sheets

The Department of Social Work in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Memphis is dedicated to understanding poverty and its causes through research and engaged scholarship. Our purpose is to identify the most effective ways to eliminate poverty and promote social and economic development for our region. If you would like more information on Memphis poverty, please contact Dr. Elena Delavega at


Fact Sheets:

2014 Memphis Transportation Fact Sheet

2014 Memphis Child Poverty Fact Sheet

2014 Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet

2014 Memphis Unemployment Fact Sheet

Earned Income Tax Credit Non-Claim Rates of 2011

2012 Detailed Table of Poverty Rates

Earned Income Tax Credit: A Primer

Earned Income Fact Sheet

Earned Income Tax Credit State Ranking Fact Sheet

Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet 2012

Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet 2013

Unemployment Fact Sheet Shelby County and the City of Memphis 2011-2012

Racial Divergence Poverty Ratio 2014

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