Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The latest Wisconsin poverty analysis using a state-specific poverty measure devised by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers found mixed results in efforts to alleviate poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the state.

Twenty-one women took part in the 14th annual leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Mark Copelovitch of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2017 Vilas Associates Award for his project How Do International Economic Shocks Influence Domestic Politics?

Upon his retirement this summer, professor John Witte will head to head for Astana and become dean of the new School for Humanities and Social Science at Nazarbayev University. UW-Madison recognized his teaching, research and service in April with the Hilldale Award.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:03

Wolfe discusses reducing health disparities

More work needs to be done to expand access to health care for poor and low-income Americans, La Follette School Professor Barbara Wolfe writes in a commentary published by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

The effects of poverty on brain development will be discussed in a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, April 8, at noon in the school conference room.
The benefits for students to attend colleges with more diverse student bodies will be discussed by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe on Wednesday, April 24, at noon in the Wisconsin Idea Room of the Education Building on Bascom Mall.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:02

Wolfe to give Lampman lecture

La Follette School professor Barbara L. Wolfe will explore whether health-care reform can break the link between poverty and poor health when she gives the Robert Lampman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, June 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Grainger Hall.

The number of opioid-related deaths — from both prescription opioids and illegal drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil — has quadrupled in the last 20 years. At present, the opioid epidemic claims 130 lives every day in the United States.

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe will present her emerging research with Psychology Professor Seth Pollak during Neuroscience, Poverty, and Policy - a public presentation in Milwaukee on March 8.

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