Steve Kulig (MPA ’14) returned to his alma mater as the La Follette School’s new career services coordinator and department administrator in April. As career services coordinator, Kulig helps students devise job-search strategies, manages alumni job placement data, and maintains the School’s network of potential employers, including those appropriate for internships.
The suspicion that the federal Affordable Care Act reduces options for patients to choose their health-care providers proves to be true, according to a new study co-authored by La Follette School professor David Weimer. However, the quality of hospitals in insurance exchange networks was as good or better than those in commercial insurance networks.
Public affairs students in David Weimer's cost-benefit analysis class are helping state agencies and community organizations make better decisions about criminal justice reform, environmental regulations, child welfare, mental health treatment and other policy areas.
Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty released their latest results, which show that although employment rose by almost 60,000 jobs in the state, there was no reduction in poverty. Instead, poverty remained unchanged from 2013 to 2014 at 10.8 percent.
Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.