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.
Speaking for Ourselves
A study of communities of immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities.
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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.


6 Surprising Trends About Minnesota's Millennials
Millennials are a hot topic, but what do we actually know about them? In this blog, researchers Craig Helmstetter and Jane Tigan identify six trends about Minnesota's millennial generation.
The Social Return on Investment of Transforming Lives
Is your social program worth the money? Economist Jose Diaz explains how to use a Social Return on Investment (SROI) study to find out.
Fueling Academic Performance: Fostering Healthy Eating Among Students 
Researcher Nick Stuber shares highlights from his recent work on the importance of good nutrition in schools and some ways to achieve it.
Research has linked substance abuse with many issues that affect well-being including: poor academic achievement, school suspensions, unemployment, homelessness, violence, mental illness, and poverty. In this blog, Laura Schauben, research scientist, explains the importance of substance abuse prevention.


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