Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Joanna Marks still thinks about the families she met in Kentucky as a volunteer coordinator for a nonprofit agency that helped people navigate the court system.

A hunger meal to demonstrate social inequality and the role chance plays in a person's social status will be Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at Tripp Commons in Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Reservations are due April 26.

Whether social media can be an effective tool for governments to increase access for lower income and less-educated citizens will be discussed in a webinar on Wednesday, September 16, featuring La Follette School professor Donald Moynihan.

Before entering the La Follette School, Emily Frank served as a legal advocate for people facing issues with their food stamps and public assistance in New York City.

Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:57

New measure finds greater poverty in Wisconsin

A new method for measuring poverty developed in part with La Follette school expertise shows the rate of poverty in Wisconsin worsened in 2008.

In this policy brief, Barbara Wolfe shares recent research evidence on the connections between low income and poor health in the United States.

A selection of innovative anti-poverty policy proposals by leading social scientists, including some from UW–Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, explores alternatives to shrinking federal programs.

Professor Tim Smeeding has joined other economists in praising the Census Bureau's release of poverty numbers based on an alternative measure.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:25

News from faculty

Faculty are winning awards, publishing books and sharing their research.
Federal health-care reform, poverty in Wisconsin, and voting procedures are topics explored in the spring 2011 La Follette Policy Report just released by the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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