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Robert M. La Follette
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Madison, WI 53706

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Holden says health insurance necessary for secure retirement

Professor emeritus Karen Holden comments on policy changes for secure retirements on a web site published by a credit card company. Read more ...

Students bring community together through hunger meal

About 65 people gathered March 1 to participate in the La Follette School Student Association‘s “Hunger Meal” that raised money and awareness to combat food and income inequality. Read more in La Flog

New U.S. measurement expands understanding of poverty

Professor Tim Smeeding has joined other economists in praising the Census Bureau’s release of poverty numbers based on an alternative measure. Read more ...

Public affairs experts share thoughts on Wisconsin budget, policy

The public policy implications of Wisconsin's budget legislation were explored at a La Follette School forum. Three La Follette School faculty members joined a political scientist, an alum practitioner and the university’s director of state relations in commenting. Read more ...

Harvey seeks to improve public policy in fight against inequality, poverty

A desire to fight poverty by improving public policy brings Hope Harvey to the La Follette School. She finds that the master of public affairs program is teaching her the quantitative methods she needs to strengthen her understanding of the theoretical aspects of poverty and policies formed to alleviate it. Read more ...

Elliott uses policy skills to lead child welfare reform

The 1989 grad is back in the public sector after an eight-year stint in the private sector leading the Future of Child Welfare Initiative as a senior policy advisor to the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. He started in the position in June 2010. Read more ...

New book explores welfare state

A new book co-authored by a La Follette School professor explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and well-being of nations and, in particular, looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere. Read more ...

DWD official to speak on work-welfare programs

What works in work-first welfare programs is the subject of a talk to be given by Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development executive assistant Andy Feldman at the La Follette School Seminar, on Tuesday, February 9, at noon in the La Follette School conference room. Read more ...

Scholar to discuss single mothers, minimum wages, welfare

"Single Mothers, Minimum Wages and Welfare Participation" will be discussed at the Tuesday, December 1, La Follette School Seminar at 12:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room. Read more ...

Marks looks to structural changes to counter poverty

Joanna Marks still thinks about the families she met in Kentucky as a volunteer coordinator for a nonprofit agency that helped people navigate the court system. Read more ...