This website is based on an award-winning book by leading social scientists Mark Robert Rank, Thomas A. Hirschl, and Kirk A. Foster. The site features a poverty calculator where the user can examine the effects that education, marital status, race, gender, and age have upon the risk of poverty. The calculator has been featured in the New York Times as well as many other publications. It is also used by schools and those studying the risk of poverty in America.