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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Policy approaches to reducing poverty and deep poverty among children

  • Hilary Hoynes, Robert Moffitt, and Timothy Smeeding
  • Focus & Focus+
  • September 2019
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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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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