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The Institute for Policy & Social Research brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning. More information can be found on the About IPSR page.

What's New

Kansas Statistical Abstract 2013   
The 48th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available! The abstract is available EXCLUSIVELY online as a PDF file with individual pages available in Microsoft Excel and PDF. For more information and access to the data, please visit

The Kansas Statistical Abstract was featured in a radio spot on the Jayhawk Radio Network, tune in or click the button below to play the clip now:

Recent Events

2014 GIS Day @ KU
November 19, 2014

GIS Day 2014 @ KU
IPSR is pleased to be a sponsor of this year's GIS Day @ KU. GIS Day is a nationwide event to promote awareness and appreciation of geographic information system (GIS) science. Please join us in exploring how GIS is changing the way we interact with and learn from information about the world around us. This event is free and open to the public, please register online at:

2014 Kansas Economic Policy Conference

Kansas Economic Policy Conference
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Presentations and additional materials now available on the conference site.

Field irrigation photo by Larry Schwarm, all rights reserved.

Kansas Water: Research and Communication
From Data to News

September 26, 2014
The Commons
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Agenda and registration available at:

Inequality in the Post-Civil Rights Era: A KU Symposium Commemorating the Sixtieth Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (Panel Discussion) Thursday April 17, 2014
10:00am - 6:30pm
Hall Center, Conference Hall

Panel session one on Historicizing Inequality is scheduled to run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., panel session two titled, Engaging Inequality, will run from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m., and the event will conclude with a keynote lecture by Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University. Please RSVP for panel sessions by April 10th to Details are available in the event flyer (PDF).

Recent Publications

Economic Impact of Immigration in the Kansas City and the Bi-State Region by Donna K. Ginther, Pat Oslund, and Jen Boden, November 2014.

Kansas County Profiles
Kansas County Profiles (formerly known as KCCED Profiles) were updated in November 2014. Check out the latest data for your county at:

For other publications please visit our Publications Page.

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