Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Faculty receive Social Security funding

Associate Professor Yang Wang, Professor J. Michael Collins, and Professor Timothy Smeeding Associate Professor Yang Wang, Professor J. Michael Collins, and Professor Timothy Smeeding

Three La Follette School faculty members received research funding from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) for projects on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

The funding is through UW–Madison’s Center for Financial Security (CFS), as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). This is the fourth year of SSA funding for UW–Madison’s RDRC, one of only four federally funded centers.

The $2.2 million award supports 13 major research studies and renews funding mentored fellowships and the Junior Scholars in Training (JSIT) program. It also supports a training program aimed at developing young researchers: the Social Insurance Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The following La Follette School faculty members received funding.