Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Policy Report Spring 2012

  • Sifting and Winnowing is Essential Step in Evidence-Based Policymaking
    Director Thomas DeLeire looks at the role of evidence in policymaking. Page 1
  • The Eurozone in Crisis: Origins and Prospects
    Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden describe Europe's financial crisis and its background. Page 1
  • Housing Vouchers and Recipient Earnings
    Deven Carlson explores how federal housing vouchers affect earnings of those who receive the assistance. Page 6
  • Need-Based Financial Aid and College Persistence: Impacts of the Wisconsin Scholars Grant
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, Douglas N. Harris, Robert Kelchen, and James Benson look at how the offer of financial aid affects how students perform academically and whether they stay in college. Page 7
  • Policy Responses to the Recent Poor Performance of the U.S. Labor Market
    Robert Haveman, Carolyn Heinrich, and Timothy Smeeding ponder polarization of the U.S. labor market and European policies that might aid less-skilled workers. Page 10

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Vol. 21, No. 2