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Faculty: Timothy Smeeding

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs

Director, Institute for Research on Poverty

Office: 3420 Social Science Building
Phone: 608-890-1317
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Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Timothy Smeeding is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008 to 2014. Professor Smeeding’s recent 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 additional 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.

Courses

La Follette School Working Paper Series

Curriculum vitae

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)