Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
The Institute for Research on Poverty, led by public affairs professor Timothy Smeeding, was awarded a five-year national Poverty Research Center grant by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:44

IRP named national Poverty Research Center

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which includes several La Follette School faculty members as affiliates, has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million cooperative agreement to serve as the national Poverty Research Center. The award comes as IRP marks its 50th year of examining the causes of poverty and inequality in the United States and approaches to reduce them.

Monday, 12 September 2016 07:46

Jordan Krieger, MPA

I hope to use the analytical and management skills I learn at La Follette to fight for opportunity and economic mobility.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Koliner helps shape health policy

Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.

Empathy in action — caring about other people and acting to help them in some way — draws Lacee Koplin to public service. "I volunteered at my local food pantry a lot while I was growing up, and that got me interested in social issues in a hands-on sense, but I felt like there was so much more I could do," the public affairs student says.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.  

The measurement, trends and policies related to the U.S. government’s 50-year War on Poverty are discussed in a new journal article.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:53

La Follette School professors share expertise

La Follette School faculty have been sharing their ideas about poverty, the economy and career development.

How the brain reflects parents' socioeconomic status and the consequences for schooling attainment is the subject of a talk on Thursday, October 9, by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe at 12:15 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

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.
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