Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Ways to help individuals battered by income volatility are outlined in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

La Follette School students conducted research and analysis on behalf of two international organizations as part of their culminating Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869) projects during the Spring 2020 semester.

Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:36

Students to hold Hunger Meal March 1

At the March 1 Hunger Meal sponsored by La Follette School students, whether diners get a gourmet dinner, rice and beans, or something in between will be determined the same way many receive their lot in life: by chance.
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.

Wisconsin’s poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, according to the 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report.

A supplement to the annual Wisconsin Poverty Report examines poverty and income by race and ethnicity in the state overall and in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin’s most populous county.

Two public affairs professors, Pamela Herd and Timothy Smeeding, are featured in two episodes of "Office Hours," a half-hour weekly talk show shown on the Big Ten Network.
Friday, 25 September 2009 10:32

Time.com highlights Cancian research

Research by La Follette School professor Maria Cancian and Deborah Read of Mathematic Policy Research shows that the economic benefits of marriage, relative to being a single parent, have declined as American families have changed in the last 40 years.
Public affairs and social work professor Maria Cancian is quoted in a New York Times article on project in New York City to study the effects of giving childless adults an income tax break equivalent to the earned-income tax credit. Read the article …
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