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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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
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Work Requirements in the Safety Net and the Challenges of Implementation

  • Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Ron Haskins
  • Webinar
  • October 31 2018
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Are rural Americans still behind?

  • James P. Ziliak
  • Focus & Focus+
  • October 2018
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Rural Poverty Fifty Years After The People Left Behind

  • Bruce Weber and Ann Tickamyer
  • Webinar
  • September 12 2018