Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Economic opportunity is not the same for everyone in the United States, new research by La Follette School director Thomas DeLeire shows. While 84 percent of Americans have higher family incomes than their parents did at the same age, those born at the top and bottom of the income ladder are likely to stay there as adults.
A new report about the Wisconsin Retirement System was the subject of discussion by professor Karen Holden on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Joy Cardin Show" on Thursday, July 5. Available online.
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.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 06:01

Moynihan wins national book award

Management expert Donald Moynihan has won an award from the American Political Science Association in recognition of the significant impact his 2008 book has had on public administration scholarship since its publication.
Friday, 15 June 2012 06:29

Chinn shares expertise

Economist Menzie Chinn participated in the June 8 Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers meeting, one of several meetings at which he will share his expertise.
College students with different levels of academic preparation respond differently to the offer of financial aid, according to a new study published in the spring La Follette Policy Report.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime La Follette School political scientist John Witte.

A report on Wisconsin conservation funding by La Follette School students in the Public Affairs Workshop received coverage by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 9.

Innovations in Milwaukee's sewerage district, a project to divert thousands of tons of street sweeping from landfills, and a novel adaptation of trucks to save labor and equipment in leaf collection have won Lloyd D. Gladfelter Awards for government innovation. The three winners will be honored in a ceremony at 2 p.m. today, May 7, in the Senate Parlor in the State Capitol.
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