Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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The La Follette School welcomed the 2017–18 incoming class of 53 students Thursday, August 31 during Orientation at the Pyle Center.

Five La Follette School faculty members and several faculty affiliates presented their work on a wide range of issues at the 2016 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 3 to 5 in Washington, D.C.

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which includes several La Follette School faculty members as affiliates, has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million cooperative agreement to serve as the national Poverty Research Center. The award comes as IRP marks its 50th year of examining the causes of poverty and inequality in the United States and approaches to reduce them.

La Follette School Professor Maria Cancian was featured in the College of Letters & Science’s 2015–16 Annual Review along with alumnus Colin Higgins.

Considers social welfare policies—human capital development, employment, income and family support, and health care—and addresses focal questions about the state's role in social welfare service financing and provision, targeting publicly funded services, and efficient and effective program administration and evaluation.

May 29, 2014

Maria Cancian

Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

La Follette School Working Paper No. 2005-017

La Follette School Working Paper No. 2005-016