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Faricy cited in NY Times article on state and local tax deduction debate

May 4, 2021
Christopher Faricy's book "Welfare for the Wealthy: Parties, Social Spending, and Inequality in the United States" (Cambridge University Press, 2015) was cited in the New York Times article, "Why a $10,000 Tax Deduction Could Hold Up Trillions in Stimulus Funds." 

Heflin featured in The Well article on material hardship, COVID-19

April 28, 2021
A recent Urban Institute survey found that compared with adults whose family employment was unaffected by the pandemic, families who lost jobs during the pandemic were twice as likely to report food insecurity, and nearly three times as likely to report problems paying utility bills, and nearly four times as likely to report problems paying rent or mortgage.

Shana Gadarian Earns Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

April 28, 2021
Gadarian is the third Maxwell faculty member to earn the award in the past four years.

Reeher quoted in Newsday article on Gov. Cuomo's budget

April 14, 2021
Gov. Andrew Cuomo adopted a $212 billion state budget last week that raised spending $18 billion, or nearly 10 percent. 

Purser quoted in Law360 article on extended CDC anti-eviction order

April 2, 2021
"The need for rental assistance and a massive influx of cash to deal with this is really, really great," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "The question now is what will happen [after] June." 

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Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

April 2, 2021
 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."

Landes speaks to PBS about COVID-19 vaccines for people with IDD

April 1, 2021
"It's not been surprising, on one hand, that states have not prioritized this group, because that's historically been the case," says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology. "It's been disappointing, because the evidence was there pre-pandemic and the evidence is there now that this group is at higher risk." 

Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

March 19, 2021
"Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes."

Jackson talks about Black women's experiences with COVID-19 in GenForward

March 16, 2021
In their article, "This Women’s History Month, Recognize Black Women’s Efforts To Save Ourselves," published by the GenForward Survey, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jenn Jackson discusses Black women's experiences with COVID-19.

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