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Lois Quinn, Sr. Scientist
Employment and Training Institute

Quinn Office: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2602
Phone: 414-227-3380
Email: lquinn@uwm.edu
Website: www.eti.uwm.edu

Degrees:
B.A., Political Science, Marquette University
M.S., Urban Studies, UW-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Urban Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Research Interests:
Workforce training needs, measuring job openings, barriers to employment for lower-income workers, assets of central city neighborhoods, racial discrimination in employment, community indicators, purchasing power measures, urban public policy, women in poverty.

Selected Publications:
Wisconsin's Mass Incarceration of African American Males: Workforce Challenges for 2013, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2013.

12 to 1 Income Inequality among Working Families in Milwaukee County: Workforce Challenges for 2014, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2014.

Driver's License Suspension and Revocation Status Report for Milwaukee County, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2012.

Third Year Evaluation of the Center for Driver's License Recovery & Employability, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2010.

Understanding the Unemployed Workforce in Milwaukee County, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2009.

Survey of Job Openings in the 7 Counties of Southeastern Wisconsin: Week of May 25, 2009, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2009.

Indicators of Need in Milwaukee's Poorest Neighborhood, ZIP Code 53206, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, 2007.

"Assumptions and Limitations of the Census Bureau Methodology Ranking Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in Cities and Metro Areas," U.S. Census Bureau, 2004.

Exposing Urban Legends: The Real Purchasing Power of Central City Neighborhoods, The Brookings Institution, 2001.

"Replacing Welfare with Work in the WPA: The Handicraft Project That Made Milwaukee Famous," 28th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1997.

"Using Threats of Poverty to Promote School Attendance: Implications of Wisconsin's Learnfare Experiment for Families," Journal of Children and Poverty, Summer 1995.

"Politics Versus Research in Social Policy," Social Science Review, December 1994 (with Robert McGill).

Awards
Community Service Award, NAACP Milwaukee Branch.

Scott Greer Postgraduate Achievement in Advancing Understanding of Urban Social Institutions.

MANDI (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovations) Trail Blazer Award.

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