Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Families

"Early Non-Marital Childbearing and the 'Culture of Despair'" is the subject of the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, October 18, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Friday, September 30, 2011

Political scientist to speak Tuesday

Political scientist John Ahlquist will speak at the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, October 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school's conference room.
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Teen fatherhood limits education

Teen fatherhood lowers the odds a young man will graduate from high school but increases his odds of employment or joining the military, a new study co-authored by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe finds.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mauer promotes child wellness

Jennie Mauer uses her communication and analytical skills to enhance and improve child wellness in the city of Milwaukee. The 2008 grad is the state coordinator for Project Launch, a federally funded program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in partnership with the City of Milwaukee.

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding and faculty affililates Lawrence Berger and J. Michael Collins have received a $600,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families and communities.
Monday, November 15, 2010

Gavin advances environmental advocacy

When Melissa Gavin arrived in Madison in 2004, she knew she wanted to do environmental work. So she took her résumé around to organizations in town and landed an entry-level job as an office manager for the State Environmental Leadership Project, knowing it was a way to get her foot in the door.

Professor Pamela Herd's finding that good grades in high school are linked to good health later in life has been drawing lots of media attention since it was released.

Professor Pamela Herd is the new co-director of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a long-term examination of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957.

Two public affairs professors, Pamela Herd and Timothy Smeeding, are featured in two episodes of "Office Hours," a half-hour weekly talk show shown on the Big Ten Network.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

News from alumni and friends

Alumni and friends of the school share their news.
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