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Social Security expert: Modest changes may offer more protection

February 26, 2009

UW–Madison sociologist Pamela Herd has been a scholar of Social Security for more than a decade, but her most poignant lesson may have come from her own mother’s experience last fall.

WAGE awards three research collaborative grants related to globalization

April 10, 2008

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) announces the three winners of its research collaborative competition, each receiving $100,000 during a three-year period.

Researchers underscore limitations of genetic ancestry tests

October 19, 2007

Although many people rely on commercially available genetic tests for insights into their ancestry, consumers should be aware of significant limitations in such testing, according to a group of researchers commenting in today's issue of the journal Science.

WLS: The long-term study that almost wasn’t

July 17, 2007

It's now one of the longest social science investigations ever. Yet, at the beginning, the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) wasn't meant to last.