Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Dickinson plans to advocate for poverty policies

Student Michele Dickinson's desire to lead a nonprofit organization and advocate for state policies to address poverty arises from her experience as a single, teen mother in concert with her undergraduate majors and volunteer activities.

Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:53

Smeeding comments on health assistance

Poverty expert and faculty member Tim Smeeding discusses in the New York Times a policy change by the Congressional Budget Office to classify Medicare and Medicaid assistance as income.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:29

Poverty seminar series starts Thursday

Professors Tim Smeeding and Marcy Carlson will open the Institute for Research on Poverty's 2012-13 seminar series on Thursday, September 6, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Poverty expert Tim Smeeding has edited another book, From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage.
Research by economist Barbara Wolfe explores the association between socioeconomic status and the hippocampus, a brain region involved in learning and memory that is known to be affected by stress.
Temporary increases in safety net programs and tax credits for working families helped keep many in Wisconsin from poverty during the recession and its aftermath, a new report by the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds.
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 …
Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:36

Students to hold Hunger Meal March 1

At the March 1 Hunger Meal sponsored by La Follette School students, whether diners get a gourmet dinner, rice and beans, or something in between will be determined the same way many receive their lot in life: by chance.
Monday, 30 January 2012 07:04

Smeeding to discuss Great Recession

Professor Timothy Smeeding will discuss "Employment, Poverty, Inequality and Education in the United States over the Early (and Middle) Stages of the Great Recession" on Thursday, February 2, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Professor Tim Smeeding has joined other economists in praising the Census Bureau's release of poverty numbers based on an alternative measure.
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