News & Opportunities
- January 23What’s Behind Slow Wage Growth?Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar - Michael R. Strain1:00 PM, Online - Register at: https://www.irp.wisc.edu/resource/whats-behind-slow-wage-growth/
- February 7Modeling the Effects of Child-Care Subsidies in Early ChildhoodInstitute for Research on Poverty Seminar - Aaron Sojourner12:15 PM, 8417 Sewell Social Sciences
- February 14Do Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits Reduce Poverty and Material Hardships?Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar - Leslie Hodges12:15 PM, 8417 Sewell Social Sciences
DreamUp initiative to boost middle class in Dane County announces finalists
UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition next month seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond.
“DreamUp is a shining example of the Wisconsin Idea in action—a true university-community partnership to improve the well-being of Wisconsin residents, with high potential to produce innovative initiatives that could be implemented in other places around the country,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “I was pleased to see so many first-class proposals submitted in partnership between community organizations and UW employees. Choosing among these proposals was a daunting task, as so many held promise to substantially benefit our community. But I believe we have selected three proposals that address serious problems in very different domains and that have a high probability of success if implemented in the community.”
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).