Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:25

News from faculty

Faculty are winning awards, publishing books and sharing their research.
Two La Follette School professors and a 2007 alum have received a $194,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine the effects of Section 8 housing subsidy receipt on the economic self-sufficiency of low-income families and the educational opportunities of their children.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 07:05

Professor comments on Wisconsin poverty

Professor Tim Smeeding comments on poverty in Wisconsin in the Capital Times news web site, saying the state's increase in the overall poverty rate from 8.7 to 10.7 percent since 2000 is not a surprise.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:53

La Follette School professors share expertise

La Follette School faculty have been sharing their ideas about poverty, the economy and career development.
Friday, 30 October 2009 06:57

Book examines poverty, policy reforms

A new book called Changing Poverty, Changing Policies co-edited by professor Maria Cancian assesses why the War on Poverty was not won and analyzes the most promising strategies to reduce poverty in the 21st century economy.

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.

1996 alum and Georgetown University public policy professor Carolyn Hill has published two volumes, In Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth and Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach.

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:32 highlights Cancian research

Research by La Follette School professor Maria Cancian and Deborah Read of Mathematic Policy Research shows that the economic benefits of marriage, relative to being a single parent, have declined as American families have changed in the last 40 years.

Holly Bedwell is delighted to be confronted with child abuse, homelessness, and school suspensions and attendance problems — and to be back in Brooklyn after four years in Wisconsin.

Monday, 28 September 2009 12:17

Book critiques work-based safety net

A book just released by the Russell Sage Foundation reassesses U.S. labor market policies and examines eight areas of the safety net where current policies and institutions should be changed to improve the prospects of low-income families. La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich edited the book, Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better, with University of Wisconsin-Madison economist John Karl Scholz.
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