The National Diaper Bank Network and the Alliance for Period Supplies seek to serve as a resource for researchers and advocates across the country. The following section features landmark studies that have advanced our collective understanding of the importance and impact of basic necessities. These core studies are followed by a link to our library of scholarly journal articles, reports and other publications that examine the association between poverty, the lack of material basic necessities, and social, health and economic outcomes.
Our goal is to encourage researchers to expand on studies that quantify the impact of diaper need and period poverty on individuals, families, and communities throughout the U.S.
Research and Studies
Comprehensive repository of local, regional and national research related to material basic needs, and their impact on the physical, mental, and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities.