Wisconsin Poverty Report

June 18, 2013 — Madison, WI — The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has released its Fifth Annual Report of the Wisconsin Poverty Project. The report summary states, “In times of need, a safety net that enhances low earnings for families with children, puts food on the table, and encourages self-reliance—as Wisconsin’s safety net does—makes a big difference in combating market-driven poverty. But as this year’s report suggests, cuts in that safety net without substantial improvement in the underlying economy can produce an increase in poverty.” Click here for the Wisconsin Poverty Report.