Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Five La Follette School faculty members and several faculty affiliates presented their work on a wide range of issues at the 2016 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 3 to 5 in Washington, D.C.

Two La Follette School professors and a 2007 alum have received a $194,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine the effects of Section 8 housing subsidy receipt on the economic self-sufficiency of low-income families and the educational opportunities of their children.
La Follette School professor Jason M. Fletcher has won the 2013-2014 prize for the Best Research in Health & Society from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Kristine Giornalista knows she is never going to know everything required to do her job. Rather, the 2004 alum knows she has to pick the right team and ask the right questions.

A desire to fight poverty by improving public policy brings Hope Harvey to the La Follette School. She finds that the Master of Public Affairs program is teaching her the quantitative methods she needs to strengthen her understanding of the theoretical aspects of poverty and policies formed to alleviate it.

Alum Andria Hayes-Birchler is fighting global poverty as a development policy officer with the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

A study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics reveals for the first time the mechanism behind the relationship between childhood poverty and doing poorly in school.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:20

Hunger Meal set for Nov. 14

A hunger meal to demonstrate social inequality and the role chance plays in a person's food security will be Thursday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tripp Commons in Memorial Union. Participants will randomly be assigned a meal of rice and beans, a gourmet dinner or something in between.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:47

Increase in U.S. poverty alarms Smeeding

"It's really bad out there," says Timothy Smeeding, director of Institute for Research on Poverty. "I have never been so depressed. This report is the worst report I've seen in 30 years. We're supposedly a year out of recession and things are still slipping."
The federal Economic Research Service has chosen Institute for Research on Poverty at the the University of Wisconsin-Madison to be a national center for research on nutrition assistance programs.
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