Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Timothy Smeeding

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

Timothy Smeeding
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Office: 3420 Social Science Building
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Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Current CV

Timothy Smeeding is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. He was Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014. Professor Smeeding's publications include From Parents to Children, co-edited with John Ermicsch and Markus Jantti (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012); The Handbook of Economic Inequality, co-edited with Brian Nolan and Weimer Salverda (Oxford University Press, April 2009); Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective, co-authored with Lee Rainwater (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003); The Future of the Family, co-edited by Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Lee Rainwater (Russell Sage Foundation, 2004; paperback ed., 2006); The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader? with Irv Garfinkel and Lee Rainwater (Oxford University Press, February 2010). In 2011 he published two edited volumes, Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policy, with Irv Garfinkel and Ron Mincy (ANNALS Volume 635, May 2011), and Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility, with Robert Erikson and Markus Jantti (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011). His recent work has been on low-income men and their role as fathers; mobility across generations; and inequality of income consumption and wealth, and the measurement of poverty in a national and cross-national context.


Current Course(s)

La Follette Working Papers and Other Publications

Other Resources

Luxembourg Income Study

Publications of Interest

cover of From Parents to Children   From Parents to Children, co-edited with John Ermicsch and Markus Jantti, Russell Sage Foundation, 2012
     
cover of Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility   Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility, with Robert Erikson and Markus Jantti, Russell Sage Foundation, 2011
     
cover of Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policy   Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policy, with Irv Garfinkel and Ron Mincy, ANNALS Volume 635, May 2011
     
  Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or Leader?, Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater, and Timothy Smeeding, 2010, Oxford University Press
     
 

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality, Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, and Timothy M. Smeeding, editors, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-923137-9

     
  The Future of the Family, Daniel P. Moynihan, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Lee Rainwater, editors
     
  Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective, by Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding
     
  The Economics of an Aging Society, by Robert L. Clark, Richard V. Burkhauser, Marilyn Moon, Joseph F. Quinn, and Timothy M. Smeeding
     
  Immigration and the Transformation of Europe, by Craig A. Parsons and Timothy M. Smeeding


Older Women's Income and Wealth Packages in Cross-National Perspective, with Janet Gornick, Teresa Munzi, Eva Sierminska and Maurice Leach

"Twenty Years of Research on Income Inequality, Poverty, and Redistribution in the Developed World: Introduction and Overview," Socio-Economic Review (May 2004)