The University welcomes back to campus former IRP Director and L&S Associate Dean Maria Cancian, Professor of Public
Affairs and Social Work, after her service as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Administration for Children
and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Steven Durlauf discusses how poverty and inequality have changed over the last 50 years and points to areas
of research and policy that may be helpful in responding to disadvantage in the 21st century.
IRP weekly seminars meet on Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in room 8417 Social Science Building
(unless otherwise noted), and are open to the public.
Chancellor Blank has selected "Evicted" by Sociologist, MacArthur Fellow, and former IRP Graduate Research
Fellow Matthew Desmond as this year's Go Big Read common-reading program.
Two new Poverty Fact Sheets explore research and policy related to Wisconsin poverty as estimated
by three different measures and the major factors that influence poverty among families.
This new research brief examines an analysis of incarceration and child protective services
involvement using a unique longitudinal data system of linked administrative data.
In this webinar, Rourke O'Brien and Atheendar Venkataramani examine the interplay between health and economic
opportunity and discuss the implications of this nexus for public policy.
The articles in this issue all examine the topic of incarceration, and how it affects prisoners
and their families, both during and after incarceration.