Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 04 September 2009 10:13

Heinrich reports on South Africa research trip

La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich spent the last week of June in South Africa advising the government on how to improve its child support grant program.
Professor Pamela Herd discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio a new report on the financial state of Medicare and Social Security.
Monday, 31 January 2011 07:57

Herd joins General Social Survey board

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has been appointed to the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey, along-running omnibus survey of the U.S. adult population funded by the National Science Foundation.

La Follette School Professor Pam Herd presented her winning proposal in AARP’s Policy Innovation Challenge during a forum convened by the National Academy of Social Insurance and AARP on October 19. The day-long event in Washington, D.C., explored new ideas in Social Security policy.

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to generate genetic research on participants in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.
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."

La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.

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.

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

J. Michael Collins

Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

Jason Fletcher

Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology
Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Director, WiscRDC

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