Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty released their latest results: 10.9 percent of state residents are poor.
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
The Wisconsin Poverty Report, by Timothy Smeeding and Julia Isaacs and to be released April 22, presents a timely analysis of poverty in the state and by county and multicounty area.
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.
The distinguished scholar Raj Chetty delivered the 2015 Lampman Lecture on March 4, watch the video on the IRP YouTube Channel.
In this new IRP Fast Focus brief Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond draws from his own extensive research to examine how rising housing costs, stagnant or falling incomes among the poor, and a shortfall of federal housing assistance have led to a housing crisis among poor families.
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: April 23: Experimental Evidence on Distributional Impacts of Head Start, Hillary Hoynes.
IRP-Morgridge student intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet, which explores current research on possible effects of disadvantage on brain development.

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