The 2015-2016 IRP RIDGE Center small grant competition theme is "The Impacts of Food Assistance Programs
on Child, Adult, and Family Well-Being." Notice of Intent due April 17; Proposal due May 6
IRP has two competitive visiting scholars programs, one for poverty researchers from underrepresented racial
and ethnic groups, and one for food assistance researchers. Photo by Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin-Madison
This webinar will examine how, in the last several decades, there have been dramatic shifts in the geography
of poverty in U.S. metropolitan areas.
Zachary Oberfield of the Haverford College Department of Political Science discusses his research on how
"street-level bureaucrats" develop in their first years on the job, and what that means for how they act
and how the public experiences government.
Focus 31.2 examines education and poverty: early childhood interventions for low-income children;
educational opportunity for homeless students; the relative effectiveness of neighborhood and school interventions
at reducing inequality; how school quality affects the success of a conditional cash transfer program; and
increasing college completion for low-income students.
Next IRP Seminar: March 26, The Symptoms of Inequality: Biosocial Links between Discrimination and African American Health, Bridget Goosby.
IRP-Morgridge student intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet, which explores current research on possible effects of disadvantage on brain development.
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 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.
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.