Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.
Wisconsin is likely to see the most growth in available jobs in management and professional services to business, health care and social services, and leisure and recreation services into 2020, according to a report prepared for Competitive Wisconsin's BE BOLD 3 initiative by two La Follette School professors.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes economist Menzie Chinn in a story about Wisconsin's job creation ranking.
Xin Nong has wide-ranging interests that he is now exploring through the La Follette School's international public affairs program.
Economist Barbara Wolfe and first-year student Maria Serakos and will speak on "The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later" in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 25, in the La Follette School conference room.
Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.
La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility.
Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices.