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.

As Kassandra Martinchek (MPA ’19) marked her one-year anniversary at the Urban Institute, she reflected on her efforts promoting evidence-based, actionable solutions for household financial well-being and food security.

Mental health shocks and homelessness is the topic of the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, October 8, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

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.

Thursday, 01 October 2009 10:15

Newsletter features cost-benefit volume

A new book reviewing the application of cost-benefit analysis to social policy is part of a feature story in a summer 2009 MacArthur Foundation newsletter. La Follette School professor David Weimer and Aidan Vining of Simon Fraser University received a grant from the foundation to produce Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Social Policies.

New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor frequently writes about inequality, race, and incarceration. Most recently, she has focused on the consequences of incarceration on the communities left behind as well as “the stereotypical way that we look at who’s to blame that these families are this way.”

Professor Pamela Herd appeared on Wisconsin Public Television's "Here and Now" in honor of Social Security's 75th anniversary.
A paper by public affairs professors Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd has won the Wilder School Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis.
Interconnected socioeconomic factors affect public health, 2012 alum Carly Hood notes in an opinion piece published last week by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
La Follette School professor Maria Cancian looks at child support and complex families in Fast Focus, an Institute for Research on Poverty publication.
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