Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Ann Drazkowski wants to do something about the extreme inequality and poverty she has seen. The first-year student brings to La Follette School a blend of domestic and international experience in social policy.

Alisa Hicklin Fryar, political science professor at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss "Accountability Policies and High-Poverty Universities: The Disparate Effects of Performance Funding Policies" at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, November 16, at noon in the school conference room.

Because Maria Serakos wants her research to make a difference in public policy, she is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School before she goes on to a Ph.D. program.

Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:53

Smeeding comments on health assistance

Poverty expert and faculty member Tim Smeeding discusses in the New York Times a policy change by the Congressional Budget Office to classify Medicare and Medicaid assistance as income.
Monday, 16 December 2013 07:57

Smeeding discusses minimum wage

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, appeared on Wisconsin Eye's "Newsmakers" program on December 16 as part of a discussion on the minimum wage. See the video
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:54

Smeeding reflects on War on Poverty

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses the War on Poverty in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article …
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.
Friday, 19 April 2013 05:57

Smeeding to mentor poverty researchers

La Follette School economist Tim Smeeding will mentor poverty researchers who are early in their careers.

Evidence-based federal policy recommendations for reducing U.S. child poverty by half in 10 years will be presented by Timothy Smeeding, UW–Madison professor of public affairs and economics, Tuesday March 12. The hour-long public event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. A reception will follow the seminar.

About 65 people gathered March 1 to participate in the La Follette School Student Association's "Hunger Meal" that raised money and awareness to combat food and income inequality. Read more in La Flog …
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