Fall 2022 Speaker Calendar

September 15: Cliff Robb, Professor of Consumer Science, UW Madison, An Early Look at Badger Promise

September 22: Ross Milton, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, UW Madison, The Volatility Penalty: Income Aggregation and Tax Policy

September 29: Chloe East, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Denver, Caseworker Subjectivity, SNAP benefit receipt, and Labor supply (Appointment Sign-Up)

October 6: Mina Addo, National Poverty Fellow, UW Madison, Retirement income security implications of non-standard work

October 13: Jill Hoiting, Ph.D. Student, UW Madison, “I don’t like all those fees”: Pragmatism about Financial Services among Low-income Parents

October 20: Mathieu Despard, Associate Professor, UNC Greensboro, Healthcare costs share among lower-income households: Cliffs, coverage gaps, and (un)charitable care (Recording & Slides)

October 27: Emma Flanagan, Ph.D. Student, UW Madison, Perceived Learning Costs: Mothers’ Approaches to Financial Resources During the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 3: Melissa Bublitz, Associate Professor of Marketing, UW Oshkosh, Subsidizing Healthy Food Access: moving from food to Nutrition Security

November 10: David Pate, Associate Professor of Social Work, UW Milwaukee, “I thought this was supposed to help?”: How social welfare policy contributes to income instability for low-income families. Appointment sign-up for David Pate

December 1: Katie Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor, University of Delaware, Can Food Spending Explain Food Hardship? Leveraging New Data to Predict Food Insufficiency in “Real Time”

December 8: Marci Ybarra, Associate Professor in Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, UW Madison, Paid Leave and Safety Net Provisions

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University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Financial Security Awarded $3.1 Million for Research to Help Economically Vulnerable Families

The U.S. Social Security Administration is funding 15 major research projects investigating retirement and disability topics surrounding racial wealth, children and families, and the economic security of older adults.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Financial Security (CFS), as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC), has been awarded a fifth year of funding for $3.11 million from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

One of just four such centers in the country supported by the SSA, the UW-Madison’s CFS focuses  on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, households of color, older adults, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

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