Tag Poverty

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

May 23, 2017

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

November 2, 2016

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

September 19, 2016

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

August 9, 2016

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

February 24, 2016

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

February 2, 2016

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.