Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scholar to discuss single mothers, minimum wages, welfare

"Single Mothers, Minimum Wages and Welfare Participation" will be discussed at the Tuesday, December 1, La Follette School Seminar at 12:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

Peter Brandon

Peter Brandon, Broom Professor of Social Demography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College will lead the seminar. His research interests include poverty and inequality, the American welfare state, social program evaluation, quantitative methods, and the measurement of family and child well-being. He teaches courses on the American welfare state, demographic methods, quantitative social science research methods, demography of the family, and disability and society.

He received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Carleton College, he was professor of demography and sociology at The Australian National University. He has held research and teaching positions at the University of Massachusetts, Brown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.