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: 3464 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 M. (Tim) 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.

He was the founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study from 1983-2006. Professor Smeeding’s recent work has been on social and economic mobility across generations, inequality of income, consumption and wealth, and poverty in national and cross-national contexts.

His books include: SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being (Stanford University Press, 2015); Monitoring Social Mobility in the 21st Century (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015); From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012); Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011); The Handbook of Economic Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2009); Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003); and The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader?, (Oxford University Press, 2010).


Current Course(s)

La Follette Working Papers and Other Publications

Other Resources

Luxembourg Income Study

Publications of Interest

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, January 2015   "Monitoring Social Mobility in the Twenty-First Century,"The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, January 2015, co-edited with David B. Grusky and C. Matthew Snipp
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