UWSC helped collect survey data for Goldstein’s Janesville: An American Story

In 2013, Washington Post staff writer Amy Goldstein spent several months as a visiting scholar at UW’s Institute for Research on Poverty laying the groundwork for her recently released book on how Janesville weathered the economic downturn. During that time, she spent weeks visiting the city to interview people about their lives and also conducted a survey of the community using an address-based sample. UWSC distributed the survey to 2,000 households in Rock County and achieved a response rate of 60%. The survey also asked for volunteers to participate in follow up interviews with the journalist to provide more details about how life has changed in Janesville. Ms Goldstein recently visited campus to present her work at an event co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Center for Demography and Ecology, COWS, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, Department of Political Science, Elections Research Center, Morgridge Center for Public Service, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and University of Wisconsin Survey Center.

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