Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Inequality, intergenerational mobility to be discussed


Tim Smeeding

Inequality and intergenerational mobility will be discussed in a seminar Thursday, February 27, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building .

La Follette School economist Tim Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, will present "Trends in Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility: Looking Ahead, Not Behind." The seminar is rescheduled from January.

Smeeding's recent work has been on national and cross-national studies of mobility across generations; inequality of income consumption and wealth, and the measurement of poverty in a national and cross-national context. He advises several national and international research projects on intergenerational mobility, economic inequality and public policy.

The full seminar schedule for spring 2014 is online. Upcoming seminars include:

Tuesday, March 4
How to Find and Apply for Federal Positions and Write Resumes
Marie Koko of the College of Letters and Science career services. La Follette School conference room. Noon-2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25
Professor Jason Fletcher presents his research. Co-sponsored with DemSem. 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.