The Forgotten: Dementia and right to die issues Almost eight million older Americans suffer from dementia, approximately two-thirds of them with Alzheimer’s Disease. Many older and not so old people fear they too may experience dementia in their later years. Or, they may end up as a caregiver for a family member with dementia. My wife, Sally, suffered and died after a decade-long siege of dementia. Her experiences retold here, along with those of my own as her caregiver, can help the many people who find themselves making a similar end-of-life journey. View Lee's work on end-of-life issues.
Korean War Memoir and war topics America's "forgotten war" and some of it's most enigmatic twists and turns comes to life through the true story of one man's Korean War service. View Lee's work on war.
Diversity and related issues Like most labor economists, I have thought much about the topic of discrimination and its transformation into diversity, having taught about discrimination since beginning my teaching career in the mid 1950s. The topic could not receive proper attention until we knew more about its empirical dimensions . I began writing about the topic in the mid-1980s, and accelerated my writing about UW-Madison's diversity policies and program in the late 1990s. View Lee's work on Diversity.
Expected Proficiencies The expected proficiencies approach emphasizes what students need to be able to do with their content learning and intellectual skills immediately after graduation from college. Lee Hansen has designed, implemented, and taught a one-semester “proficiencies-based” economics course whose wide-ranging learning activities are illustrated by a comprehensive syllabus. View Lee's Expected Proficiencies work.