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In light of concerns about Social Security’s costs and benefit adequacy, La Follette School Professors Tim Smeeding and Pam Herd along with colleagues at The Urban Institute and Syracuse University propose an effective and relatively inexpensive targeted program to provide a minimally adequate income floor to old-age income through the Social Security system.

La Follette School faculty affiliates Mike Massoglia and Cecelia Klingele are among the participants in the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership’s Criminal Justice Reform conference.

A selection of innovative anti-poverty policy proposals by leading social scientists, including some from UW–Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, explores alternatives to shrinking federal programs.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science this week named Maria Cancian its 2018 John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow.

The most recent issue of Focus, the flagship publication of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), features the work of four La Follette School faculty members, including University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

October 31, 2017

Dan Spika, MPA

My ultimate goal is to get to a position where I can move the needle on poverty policy.

Eleven La Follette School faculty and staff members will present their research at the 2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 2 to 4 in Chicago.

La Follette School faculty member Tim Smeeding, the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, presented the 2015 Wisconsin Poverty Report (WPR) at the State Capitol on May 22.

The La Follette School’s annual Visit Day drew 43 prospective students from 14 states and Washington, D.C., to the UW–Madison campus Monday, March 27. Current students, alumni, and faculty members answered a wide range of questions during panel discussions and lunch at Union South.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding as its John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow for 2017.

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