Tag Poverty

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.

Vacant, but not empty: Student explores use of abandoned properties

Vacant buildings are often seen as remnants of the housing crisis or industries in decline, but graduate student Elsa Noterman says these properties are often put to constructive use.

Girls and women not a “silver bullet” for ending poverty

Researcher Kathryn Moeller says such initiatives transfer the responsibility for change onto girls and women, and away from governments, corporations and global governance institutions whose actions have often led to the unequal distribution of resources, poor labor conditions and other structural inequities.

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).

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…

Glamour profiles student tackling homelessness, hunger

The magazine’s new issue features Brooke Evans, a UW–Madison student whose own experiences have made her a powerful advocate for others.

New analysis shows Wisconsin poverty on the upswing

Poverty in Wisconsin hit its highest level in 30 years during a five-year period that ended in 2014, according to UW–Madison's Applied Population Laboratory.

UW-Madison to host discussion on bipartisan poverty proposals

Arthur C. Brooks, a prominent conservative voice in matters of economic and social policy, will deliver the Institute for Research on Poverty’s New Perspectives in Social Policy lecture.