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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The Well-Being of Essential Workers and Parents in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Jevay Grooms and Anna Gassman-Pines
  • Webinar
  • February 10 2021
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Impact of Government Programs Adopted During the New Deal on Residential Segregation Today

  • Jacob Faber, and edited by Anna Sucsy
  • Fast Focus
  • February 2021
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Shared Placement and Post-Divorce Economic Well-Being

  • Judi Bartfeld and Trisha Chanda
  • Report
  • November 2020
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Lessons from Cash Transfer and Basic Income Pilot Programs

  • Lisa Gennetian, Aisha Nyandoro, Amy Castro Baker, and Stacia Martin-West
  • Webinar
  • October 14 2020
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Administrative burdens in the time of Covid-19

  • Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan
  • Focus & Focus+
  • October 2020
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Policy and economic factors that affect food security

  • Judith Bartfeld and Fei Men
  • Focus & Focus+
  • October 2020