|Smeeding, Timothy, PhD|
Timothy Smeeding is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). He is the founder and director emeritus of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), which he began in 1983. Professor Smeeding's recent publications include the Handbook of Economic Inequality , co-edited with Brian Nolan and Weimer Salverda (Oxford University Press , April, 2009); Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective, co-authored with Lee Rainwater (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003); The Future of the Family, co-edited by Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Lee Rainwater (Russell Sage Foundation, 2004; paperback ed., 2006) and The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader?, with Irv Garfinkel and Lee Rainwater (Oxford University Press, February 2010). His recent work has been on low income men and their role as fathers; measuring poverty within Wisconsin; mobility across generations; and inequality, wealth, and poverty in a national and cross-national context.
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