Center for Policy Research News
Ma’s book analyzes Chinese student experiences in U.S. higher ed
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Lecture Notes in State and Local Public Finance (Parts I and II)
Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2nd Edition
Monnat discusses COVID’s role in rising drug overdose deaths with the Associated Press
See related: Addiction, COVID-19, Longevity, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Schwartz discusses challenges of post-COVID school mobility in The 74
"The literature says, 'These [mobile] kids do worse,'" says Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs. "But really, on the whole, we’re unable to fully disentangle the effects of moving from the underlying factors that led to it. And from a policy point of view, I’m not sure it matters: You show me a kid who’s moved three times in the last eight months, I’ll show you a kid who needs special attention."
See related: Children, Adolescents, COVID-19, State & Local, U.S. Education, United States
Heflin discusses impact of COVID-19 on food security in Daily Gazette
In a choice between basic necessities, often, food is the first expense to be slashed, a decision that can result in adverse health effects for high-risk people. "This could put a further strain on the non-COVID health care system," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: COVID-19, Food Security, United States
Monnat discusses COVID-19 impact on rural communities with KCUR
"It’s not just the rural health care infrastructure that becomes overwhelmed when there aren’t enough hospital beds, it’s also the surrounding neighborhoods, the suburbs, the urban hospital infrastructure starts to become overwhelmed as well," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.
See related: COVID-19, Rural Issues, State & Local, United States
Ajello Fellows create open data repository of electric grid in Vietnam
See related: Academic Scholarships, East Asia, Energy, Student Experience
Heflin, Lopoo study on collaboration across social programs published
Flores-Lagunes comments on October jobs report in MarketWatch
According to Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, improving jobs numbers may have "some explanatory power for the good showing by the president on election night."
See related: Black, Labor, LatinX, U.S. Elections, United States
Monnat talks to Vox about the dichotomy between public health, economy
"If we want people to feel comfortable enough to go back out to bars and restaurants, to travel, and to send their kids to school, we need to see a decline in cases, and people need to feel confident that their peers will behave responsibly for the greater good," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.
See related: COVID-19, Political Parties, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Flores-Lagunes quoted in Wall Street Journal article on US unemployment
"As these last few weeks have shown us, the pandemic is not over," says Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics. He says the recent surge in COVID-19 cases could lead to another round of business closures and job losses, potentially unwinding a portion of the labor market’s summer rebound.
See related: COVID-19, Labor, United States
Harrington Meyer discusses new book on Colgate University podcast
See related: Child & Elder Care, Disability, United States
Monnat talks to BuzzFeed News, Vox about COVID-19, Trump voter support
"The president has been asking Americans to deny what they see happening right in front of them. People are tired. They want to see some leadership and a coordinated national coronavirus response," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.
See related: COVID-19, U.S. Elections, United States
New threats, familiar challenges: Maxwell responds to COVID-19
“The COVID pandemic is a great example of a current event that is changing every aspect of society—from how families are organized to how we deliver education and the structure of work,” says Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Colleen Heflin.
See related: COVID-19, U.S. Education
Peace Corps, Fulbright evacuees find community, opportunity at Maxwell
See related: COVID-19, Student Experience
Ma quoted in South China Morning Post on Trump's efforts to use China as a campaign issue
"Most Americans do not necessarily view their problems with China as having much to do with their problems domestically," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, for the South China Morning Post.
See related: China, U.S. Elections
Hamersma uses a statistical lens to explore uncertainty in Comment
See related: Research Methods, United States
Heflin article on food insecurity and educational attainment published in Social Problems
See related: Food Security
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