Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Wilder's latest statewide study counted 10,214 homeless adults, youth, and children -- a 6 percent increase over the previous study.
Early Learning
More than one-third of Minnesota’s children age 5 and under – 156,000 children -- live in low-income households.
Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.

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Wilder Research gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood.
Our Services: We work with organizations of all sizes at the local, state, and national level to help them bring about needed change, increase their effectiveness, and demonstrate the value of what they do.

Featured Blog

Addressing Hunger and Health Equity: The Open Door's Healthy Food Policy
Read about the lessons a local food shelf learned when it decided to improve access to healthy, fresh food for its clients. Research Associate Nick Stuber and Margaret Perez of The Open Door discuss four considerations for organizations exploring a healthy food policy.


Top 10 Most-Viewed Studies in 2015
Each year we highlight the year's most-read publications from our website so you can catch up on what you might have missed.
Twin Cities Mobile Market
Evaluation of the first eight months of operation for this grocery store on wheels.
Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative
Infographics, videos, and more from a series of forums exploring academic, chemical health, and mental health outcomes among youth affected by incarceration.


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