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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David Brady on Labor Unions and U.S. Poverty

  • David Brady
  • Podcasts
  • October 11 2022
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Shifts in Work and Family Life for Low-Income Parents

  • Marcia Carlson, Sigrid Luhr, Elizabeth Ananat, and Alejandra Ros Pilarz
  • Webinar
  • September 28 2022
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Nick Hillman on the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Act

  • Nicholas Hillman
  • Podcasts
  • August 31 2022
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U.S. Energy Insecurity and How to Better Serve Vulnerable Communities

  • Diana Hernández, Gabriela Sandoval, and Destenie Nock
  • Webinar
  • June 22 2022
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Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana on Race and the Financial Toolkit

  • Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana
  • Podcasts
  • June 01 2022
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Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Child Support

  • Jooyoung Kong, Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Quentin Riser
  • Report
  • June 2022