Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Families

Every day Hilary Shager uses the skills she learned at the La Follette School. "I am living program evaluation," says the 2005 alum and Wisconsin Department of Families and Children research analyst.

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to generate genetic research on participants in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.

Megan Loritz enrolled at the La Follette School to acquire the technical skills she needs to bring about policy changes that will improve the lives of families with autistic children.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dickinson plans to advocate for poverty policies

Student Michele Dickinson's desire to lead a nonprofit organization and advocate for state policies to address poverty arises from her experience as a single, teen mother in concert with her undergraduate majors and volunteer activities.

Poverty expert Tim Smeeding has edited another book, From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage.

Curiosity about statistical methods brought Adam Hartung to the La Follette School. "I wanted to have a better understanding of how public policies are created and evaluated at a level higher than when I'm talking about a news story with friends," says the second-year Master of Public Affairs student.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

National media cite La Follette faculty

Two La Follette School economists have had their research cited in the national news recently.
La Follette School professor Maria Cancian looks at child support and complex families in Fast Focus, an Institute for Research on Poverty publication.
Friday, October 14, 2011

News from alumni and friends

Alumni and friends of the La Follette School share news about their careers and families.
Professors Robert Haveman and Timothy Smeeding have won a national award for a paper they co-authored.
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