La Follette School Working Paper No. 2014-010
Jan O'Neill has returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus 25 years after she graduated from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs. The longtime quality improvement consultant and 1986 alum joined the Population Health Institute in August as a community engagement specialist.
Academic debate in the classroom wasn't quite enough, Lara Rosen found, a discovery that eventually led her to enroll at the La Follette School of Public Affairs to study social and urban policy at the state and local levels.
Because Maria Serakos wants her research to make a difference in public policy, she is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School before she goes on to a Ph.D. program.
The decline of wage-labor opportunities, marriage and family stability – especially for unskilled younger adults – puts many Wisconsin families at a cumulative disadvantage, La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding told members of the Wisconsin Future of the Family Commission.