Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

A study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics reveals for the first time the mechanism behind the relationship between childhood poverty and doing poorly in school.

Meghan Doherty is right where she wants to be a year after graduating from the La Follette School: working on natural resource management and environmental policy in an international context.

The measurement, trends and policies related to the U.S. government’s 50-year War on Poverty are discussed in a new journal article.

Ways to help individuals battered by income volatility are outlined in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Web streaming for the "Urban Men in Poverty: Problems and Solutions" symposium the La Follette School is hosting on Friday, April 24, in partnership with Marquette University Law School commences at 7:55 a.m. that day.

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.

An interest in reducing structural inequality brings Demetri Vincze to public affairs and public service. "There is a fundamental inequality of opportunity in this country that is profoundly unjust," the first-year student says, "particularly in relation to race and poverty."

Because Maria Serakos wants her research to make a difference in public policy, she is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School before she goes on to a Ph.D. program.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Kristine Giornalista knows she is never going to know everything required to do her job. Rather, the 2004 alum knows she has to pick the right team and ask the right questions.

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