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.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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.
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.