Next IRP Seminar: February 26, Seminar: Alleviating Food Insecurity in the United States:
What We Know and What We Need to Know, Craig Gundersen.
The distinguished scholar Raj Chetty will deliver the 2015 Lampman Lecture
on March 4 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in 1255 H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street.
Professors Sara Goldrick-Rab and Steven Durlauf will discuss President
Obama's plan to offer free tuition for two years at community college for students. The WisconsinEye
public affairs cable network will be broadcasting this discussion live.
Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor Darcy Freedman discusses her work on food access and health, with a
focus on two studies that took place at the Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers' Market in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
In this webinar, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, and Laura Tach discussed their new book, It's Not Like I'm Poor,
which details how everyday Americans have gotten by since welfare reform's sweeping transformation in the 1990s.
Clicking on the banner will take you to a recording of the webinar.
These two policy briefs are drawn from IRP's research and policy conference on Building Human Capital and
Economic Potential. They share recent research by leading social scientists on how low-income workers and
their families have been affected by the economy and labor market and the performance of the safety net as
income supports. The briefs also present promising policy ideas discussed at the conference.
"Building Human Capital and Economic Potential" by Carolyn Heinrich and Timothy Smeeding synthesizes papers and
discussion from an IRP conference on the challenges of employing workers with low education and skills.
The latest issue of Focus features articles by panelists at the April 2014 conference "Poverty, Policy,
and People: 25 Years of Research and Training at the University of Michigan." The articles cover four areas:
Poverty and Welfare, Children and Families, Race and Immigration, and Inequality and Mobility.
IRP-Morgridge undergraduate intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet with guidance from Julie Poehlmann-Tynan,
Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the UW-Madison Waisman
Center and co-editor of Children of Incarcerated Parents.