Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Russell Sage Foundation awarded funding to La Follette School Professor Pam Herd and two colleagues from Stanford University for their research that analyzes newly available genomic data from a sample of older adults in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. The researchers will examine the role of polygenic scores in influencing educational, occupational, and economic outcomes.

"Single Mothers, Minimum Wages and Welfare Participation" will be discussed at the Tuesday, December 1, La Follette School Seminar at 12:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

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.

Friday, 23 October 2009 12:26

Seminar to focus on child support debt

Director Carolyn Heinrich speaks on "Reducing Child Support Debt and Its Consequences: Can Forgiveness Benefit All?" at the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, October 27, from noon-1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

First-year student Michael Caniglia presented a paper he wrote for the La Follette School’s Policymaking Process course (PA 874) during a conference in Washington, DC, March 29 and 30.

La Follette School students collaborated with two community groups – Movin’ Out and Legal Interventions for Transforming (LIFT) Dane – as part of their culminating Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869) projects during the Spring 2020 semester.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 11:36

Students to discuss internship experiences

Students Troy Hoppenjan and Ben Nerad will discuss their internships this summer at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, in the La Follette School conference room.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ first summer public policy course will examine inequalities across various social dimensions with a focus on disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

Professor Karen Holden is pleased to find that she will be working during her retirement — and that her efforts will help more Americans secure their own retirements. Holden will serve as co-principal investigator for a financial literacy research grant the campus Center for Financial Security received. The U.S. Social Security Administration has awarded the Center for Financial Security first-year funding of $1.48 million as one member of the administration's new Financial Literacy Research Consortium. Boston College and the RAND Corporation also will house research centers under this consortium.
Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Timothy Smeeding

Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

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