Timothy Smeeding
Timothy Smeeding

Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former director of the Institute for Research on Poverty. He was the founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study from 1983 to 2006. His recent work has been on child poverty and mobility across generations, as well as inequality, wealth, and poverty in a national and cross-national context. His books include: Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility (co-edited with Robert Erikson and Markus Jantti); From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage (co-edited with John Ermisch and Markus Jantti); The Handbook of Economic Inequality (co-edited with Brian Nolan and Weimer Salverda); Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America’s Children in Comparative Perspective (co-authored with Lee Rainwater); and The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader? (co-authored with Irv Garfinkel and Lee Rainwater).

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