- September 24
- September 25Institute for Research on Poverty - Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum Livestream Rethinking Welfare: Promoting Opportunity and Independence7:30 AM, Livestream from Washington, DC
- September 25
- September 28Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar - Careers in Poverty ResearchCareers in Poverty Research1:00 PM, Online - Register at: https://irpwisc.formstack.com/forms/poverty_research_careers
What makes it difficult for families to get ahead financially in Dane County? What could help families decrease their expenses or increase their incomes? DreamUp grad students interviewed 168 Dane County residents for their ideas, summarized in a flyer.
Focus & Focus+ 34(1), Spring 2018
Structural and Cultural Barriers to Employment for the Working Class
Victor Tan Chen and Brian Halpin
What if 10,000 Dane County families could boost their income by 10%?
DreamUp Wisconsin is a university-community collaboration to increase the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10% by 2020. It is part of the Alliance for the American Dream initiative funded by Schmidt Futures and will be led by IRP.
DreamUp Wisconsin gets at the heart of the Wisconsin idea. Bringing university knowledge and community voices together to improve people’s lives is what the Wisconsin Idea is all about. —UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank
National Poverty Research Center Highlights
U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers
As the National Poverty Research Center, the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) coordinates a formal network of poverty centers called the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC).