In this webinar the presenters will discuss the large state-to-state variations in safety net policies, benefits, and
inclusiveness, as well as the potential implications this has for U.S. poverty, inequality, and safety net policies.
In this podcast, Lorenzo Almada talks about his research on whether SNAP, or food stamps, could
lead to increased obesity among people that use the program.
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.
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.