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New initiative to boost middle class in Dane County announces finalists

Three finalists were chosen to pitch their ideas in Phoenix on Jan. 29. Schmidt Futures has committed to further support the efforts of at least one team from each of the four partnering universities.

DreamUp Wisconsin selects 11 initial proposals for boosting the middle class in Dane County

All the ideas have the potential to improve the lives of families in Dane County and to inform ways to strengthen the middle class throughout the United States.

Study finds Wisconsin’s African American poverty rate three to four times higher than white poverty rate

A new report from UW–Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty finds large disparities in poverty between white residents and those of color, especially African Americans.

Report: Wisconsin poverty rate rises despite jobs growth

The 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report found the Wisconsin poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM). The significant rise came despite the state’s jobs growth during the period.

Annual UW–Madison study shows Wisconsin poverty fell in 2015 as the economy improved

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty released their latest results, which show that Wisconsin gained 70,000 jobs, leading to a modest, but statistically significant reduction in poverty as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM).

Important new insights into the influence of poverty on child maltreatment

A new set of studies published this week and edited by researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the first to try to get at the causal mechanisms behind the economic factors that are strongly associated with child maltreatment.

UW-Madison alumnus, Go Big Read author at head of class

As a graduate student, Matthew Desmond spent countless hours in class at the Sewell Social Sciences Building. On Wednesday morning, he was at the front of the class, leading a discussion about his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”

UW-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty named national Poverty Research Center

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the nation’s longest standing center for poverty research, has been awarded…

Annual study shows Wisconsin poverty rose in fragile economic recovery

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.