Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 30 January 2012 07:04

Smeeding to discuss Great Recession

Professor Timothy Smeeding will discuss "Employment, Poverty, Inequality and Education in the United States over the Early (and Middle) Stages of the Great Recession" on Thursday, February 2, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Professor Tim Smeeding has joined other economists in praising the Census Bureau's release of poverty numbers based on an alternative measure.
La Follette School director Tom DeLeire will discuss state expansion of health insurance coverage to low-income childless adults on Thursday, December 1, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
A new book co-edited by professor Timothy Smeeding explores why children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich.
Thursday, 20 October 2011 12:03

Students work on coat drive

La Follette School students spent an evening sorting coats, hats, scarves and mittens before low-income individuals came to choose winter gear.
A video and slides of public affairs professor Barbara Wolfe giving the Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture is available on the Institute for Research on Poverty's web site. She presented "Poverty and Poor Health: Can Health Care Reform Break the Link?" on June 21, 2011.
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.
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."
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:02

Wolfe to give Lampman lecture

La Follette School professor Barbara L. Wolfe will explore whether health-care reform can break the link between poverty and poor health when she gives the Robert Lampman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, June 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Grainger Hall.
Expanded tax credits and food assistance programs helped to shield Wisconsin's poorest residents from the worst effects of the recession, the third Wisconsin Poverty Report shows.
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