Under the Wisconsin-specific measure, statewide poverty fell to 9.7 percent, with only two counties (La Crosse and Milwaukee) higher and six counties significantly lower (Washington/Ozaukee, Waukesha, Outagamie, Dodge and Jefferson, Sheboygan, and Brown) than the statewide rate.
This brief summarizes recent research examining the connections between low income and child maltreatment and how findings might inform policymaking.
Six Graduate Research Fellows earned their Ph.D.'s this spring and are moving on to new adventures (five grads have academic appointments and one is returning to med school). —Photo: Bryce Richter, University of Wisconsin–Madison
In this podcast, Joe Soss discusses how criminal justice system practices including fines, fees, civil asset forfeiture, and the bail and prison industries led to the creation of what he calls a predatory system of governance.
This fact sheet, created by IRP-Morgridge Intern Jacob Roble, explores the latest research on financial barriers to college completion and notes policy and program ideas proposed to address them.
The video of Cecilia Rouse's lecture is now available for viewing (with closed captioning) on this website and IRP's YouTube channel.
The five articles in the latest issue examine the social determinants of health, and provide support for the argument that social and economic policy is also health policy.


  • IRP seminars have ended for the academic year and will recommence in September; webinars continue through summer
  • May 21–26: IRP-Howard University Training Workshop for Poverty Studies Graduate Students from Underrepresented Groups (registration closed)
  • June 27–28: IRP and Urban Institute Workshop on Deep Poverty in the United States (registration closed)
  • June 5, Summer DemSem 2017: Accessing Bigger Data for Research and Policy, cosponsored by CDE, CDHA, and Wisconsin RDC | RSVP reqeusted by May 25
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