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.
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?
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 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.