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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Cutting the Child Poverty Rate by Half: A Report from the National Academies

  • Hilary Hoynes and Robert Moffitt
  • Webinar
  • May 15 2019
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Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Robert G. Wood
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED): Technical Supplement

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, Lawrence M. Berger, Angela Guarin , Leslie Hodges, Katherine Anne Magnuson, Lisa Klein Vogel, Melody Waring, Robert G. Wood, Quinn Moore, and April Yanyuan Wu
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Key Questions in U.S. Disability Policy

  • Manasi Deshpande
  • Webinar
  • December 5 2018
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Moving into and out of rural poverty

  • José D. Pacas and Elizabeth E. Davis
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2018
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Rural-urban disparity in poverty persistence

  • Iryna Kyzyma
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2018
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Child poverty in rural America

  • David Rothwell and Brian C. Thiede
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2018
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Jacob Bastian on the Real Costs of the EITC

  • Jacob Bastian
  • Podcast
  • November 2018