Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Social Policy

After working for several years in refugee resettlement, Linda Collins decided to broaden her skill set by going to graduate school. "I wanted to prepare myself for positions of greater influence or responsibility for program and policy design," the second-year MIPA student says.

La Follette School professor Maria Cancian looks at child support and complex families in Fast Focus, an Institute for Research on Poverty publication.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cost-benefit scholarship earns recognition

A paper by professor David Weimer and co-author Aidan Vining was one of two finalists for the 2010 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Senior Economists.
La Follette School faculty and alumni are presenting research at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's fall research conference this week.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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."
Friday, September 9, 2011

DeLeire to discuss public health coverage

Public health coverage is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

Three years in Japan gave Rachel Johnson such intriguing insight into domestic social policy that now she is exploring U.S. domestic policy by earning a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School.

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.
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.
Monday, January 31, 2011

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.
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