Bachelor, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1965; Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy, U Pennsylvania, 1973.
Assistant professor Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1973-1976. Research associate Institute Research on Poverty, Madison, Wisconsin, 1976-1977, director, 1994—2000. From assistant professor to associate professor University Wisconsin, 1977-1988, professor, since 1988, director, LaFollette School Public Affairs, since 2006.
Adjunct professor Australian National University, since 2002. Resident scholar NIAS, Wassenear, Netherlands, 1984-1985, 96-97, 2007. Visiting scholar Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1991-1992.
( Drawn from an extensive two-decade longitudinal survey ...)
(Book by Haveman, Robert H., Wolfe, Barbara)
Member Commission on Children with Disabilities, Washington 1994-1995, Technology Advisory Panel Social Security, Washington, 1994-1995. Vice chair board on children, youth and families Institute Medicine, since 2005, National Academy Social Insurance, since 1990. Member advisory communications director, National Institutes of Health, since 2006.
Member of Population Association American, American Society for Health Economic, International Health Economic Association, Institute Medicine, Association Public Policy Management (policy council 2001-2004), International Institute Public Finance (board management 1994—2000, vice president 2000-2003), American Economic Association (board CSWEP committee 1989-1992, executive board 1996-1999).
Married Stanley R. Wolfe, March 20, 1965 (divorced March 1978). Married Robert H. Haveman, July 29, 1983. Children: Jennifer Ann Wolfe, Ari Michael Wolfe.