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Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

July 20, 2022

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

Montez Talks to Scientific American About the Growing Mortality Gap Between GOP and Dem Areas

July 20, 2022

University Professor and demographer Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Scientific American article, "People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties."

Heflin Explores Patterns of Earnings and Employment Based on Worker Characteristics in New Study

July 13, 2022

"Patterns of Earnings and Employment by Worker Sex, Race, and Ethnicity Using State Administrative Data: Results from a Sample of Workers Connected to Public Assistance Programs," co-authored by Professor Colleen Heflin, was published in Race and Social Problems.

Maxwell School Launches Center for Policy Design and Governance

July 7, 2022
It will serve as a hub for scholars, policymakers and students to examine the design and impact of policies that communities use to solve public problems. 

Yinger Featured in Medium Article on Mortgage Discrimination

July 1, 2022

John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, was featured in the Medium article, "Interview with Economics Professor John Yinger on Mortgage Discrimination."

See related: Housing, Inequality

Rothenberg Paper Receives Honorable Mention for ADB-IEA Innovative Policy Research Award

June 28, 2022

"Road Quality and Local Economic Development: Evidence from Indonesia’s Highways," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Alexander Rothenberg, received honorable mention for the 2022 ADB-IEA Innovative Policy Research Award.

Drake Talks About Academic Apartheid on FreshEd Podcast

June 21, 2022
Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed on the FreshEd podcast about academic apartheid and race and the criminalization of failure in U.S. schools. 

Yinger Discusses the Effects of School District Consolidation in Columbia Missourian Article

June 21, 2022

John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration, was featured in the Columbia Missourian article, "Q&A: The benefits and drawbacks of school district consolidation."

See related: Economic Policy, Education

Montez Talks to NPR About the Link Between Politics and Health

June 15, 2022

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was interviewed on NPR about the link between politics and health.

See related: Health, Politics

London Elected Chair of American Sociological Association’s Drugs and Society Section

June 9, 2022

Professor of Sociology Andrew London was elected chair (one-year term begins in 2022) of the American Sociological Association’s Drugs and Society Section.

Perceived impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing among US working-age adults with ADL difficulty

June 1, 2022
This study compares perceived COVID-19 physical and mental health, social and financial impacts for US working-age adults with and without ADL difficulty.

The Economics of COVID-19

June 1, 2022
The threats and complexities from the COVID-19 pandemic shock are the core subject of this latest volume in the Contributions to Economic Analysis series.

See related: COVID-19

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

May 16, 2022

A demographer and sociologist whose work focuses on population health will serve as the next director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School. Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and professor of sociology, will begin the position on July 1, 2022. 

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