Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Initial results from the 2015 study are now available. Learn more.
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.

Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact.

2015 homeless study results available at our new Homelessness in Minnesota website:
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

Early Education Alone Won't Eliminate Disparities
Senior research manager Richard Chase recently responded to a St. Paul Pioneer Press commentary on early education. Re-published on Wilder's blog, Chase shares practical strategies to achieve racial, economic, health, and educational equity for all challenge that extend beyond the focus on early education alone.


Place, Race, ACE, and the First 1000 Days: New Policy Imperatives for Early Childhood
Webinar recording now available.
Join senior research manager Richard Chase as he co-presents a webinar describing and discussing needed new investment approaches – from a strength-based, racial equity, and community-building perspective – for children in the first 1000 days of life.
Increasing Access to Fresh, Locally Grown Produce
Highlights the lessons learned from a community-led farmers market vendor that sells produce from small, community-based growers who do not have aenough food to have their own table at Minneapolis' West Broadway Farmers Market.
Itasca County Workforce Streams Study
Results of a study designed to provide more information and a deeper understanding of today's complex issues affecting the workforc and employment in Itasca County.


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