University of Wisconsin–Madison

Economic Support

Economic support programs are intended to serve people who are unemployed, disabled, have low earnings, or experience other economic or material hardship. They operate under two broad categories: social insurance (such as Social Security and unemployment insurance) and means-tested transfers (such as SNAP/Food Stamps and Medicaid), sometimes called social assistance.

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How have the Working Poor and Working Class Fared since the Great Recession?

  • Erica Groshen, Timothy Smeeding, Fenaba Addo, William Darity, Jr., Jasmine Simington, and Jeff Smith
  • Webinar
  • October 27 2021
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Early Impacts of the Expanded Child Tax Credit

  • Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Zachary Parolin, Samuel Hammond, and Timothy Smeeding
  • Webinar
  • October 13 2021
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Tax Policy For Low-Income Americans – Web Conference

  • Organized by Bradley Hardy and James P. Ziliak
  • Webinar
  • August 27 2021
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Delivering the Expanded Child Tax Credit

  • Elaine Maag, Megan Curran, and Sarah Halpern-Meekin
  • Webinar
  • June 23 2021
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What’s Next in Virtual Human Services

  • Annette Waters, Matthew Lyons, and Nadeem Siddiqi
  • Webinar
  • June 09 2021
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Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement 37(1), June 2021
Assessing the Responsiveness of the U.S. Safety Net to the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

  • Edited by Emma Caspar, Judith Siers-Poisson, and James T. Spartz
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • June 2021
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Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System to Better Respond to Economic Downturns

  • Till von Wachter
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • June 2021
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Reforming housing assistance to better respond to recipient needs

  • Robert Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Jens Ludwig
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • June 2021