University of Wisconsin–Madison

Social Insurance Programs

Social insurance programs provide benefits to individuals who have paid into the program, or whose employers have paid into the program on their behalf, often in the form of payroll taxes. The major U.S. social insurance programs are Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability Insurance.

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The Wisconsin Approach to Developing Administrative Data Resources for Research & Evaluation

  • Hilary Shager, Steven Cook, Kristina Trastek, Marah A. Curtis, and Lawrence Berger
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  • May 11 2022
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Baby’s First Years and the Impact of Cash Support for Low-Income Families on Infant Brain Activity

  • Sonya Troller-Renfree, Greg Duncan, and Brenda Jones-Harden
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  • February 09 2022
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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
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  • October 27 2021
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  • Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Zachary Parolin, Samuel Hammond, and Timothy Smeeding
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  • October 13 2021
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  • Elaine Maag, Megan Curran, and Sarah Halpern-Meekin
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  • June 23 2021
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What’s Next in Virtual Human Services

  • Annette Waters, Matthew Lyons, and Nadeem Siddiqi
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  • 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