Researcher III, Emeritus
Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Steve Cook’s research has focused on the effectiveness of public programs and their effects on family well-being. Specific research projects have examined the causes and consequences of public assistance program participation, the demographics of the low-income population, and various aspects of child support enforcement policy. He has served on a panel of the state legislature addressing issues of fraud in assistance programs. He also serves as the IRP data-sharing coordinator.