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  • More families rely on one low-paying job to survive ›, April 03, 2014

    Professor of Economics Randy Albelda, whose research has revealed that up to 20 million low-wage workers are the primary source of income for their families, says the expansion of low-wage jobs is troublesome. "When a large number of people supporting families can't do it, then you have a problem."
  • Economic Snapshot: March 2014 ›

    Center for American Progress, March 26, 2014

    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says data for March suggest a pressing need for policy attention on economic growth and the labor market, as the recovery wraps up its fifth sluggish year.
  • President Obama Appoints Douglas Brooks To Lead AIDS Policy ›

    Black Star News, March 24, 2014

    Douglas Brooks, formerly a visiting fellow at the Center for Social Policy in McCormack Graduate School, has been chosen by President Obama to coordinate the ongoing White House response to the global HIV-AIDS pandemic.
  • Another vote on treasurer › (AP), March 23, 2014

    Michael Ward of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management attended a Somerset select board meeting recently to discuss how communities decide whether their treasurer position should be elected or appointed.
  • Forget Florida, Wyoming’s number one for retirees ›

    Casper Star-Tribune Online, March 15, 2014

    Article on a National Institute on Retirement Society study led by Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller, which ranks the best U.S. states for retirees.
  • Professor from Quincy selected for regional honor ›

    Allston/Brighton TAB - Wicked Local, March 14, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Amy Smith has been selected to receive a Graduate Faculty Teacher Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools. She will receive the award at an event next month in Toronto.
  • In Nigerian hot spot, trying to head off Christian-Muslim bloodshed ›

    GlobalPost, March 11, 2014

    As part of its expansive series "A Bridge to Kaduna," the Global Post talks to Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, who describes his desire to better understand the injustices happening in a country divided by violence and religious strife.
  • Once enemies, a pastor and an imam wage peace in Nigeria ›

    GlobalPost, March 10, 2014

    Article on the heads of the Interfaith Mediation Centre, Pastor James Wuye and the Imam Muhammad Ashafa, mentions that the two men served as hosts of the fourth annual International Forum for Cities in Transition, organized by UMass Boston Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley.
  • Albelda and Berger: Lift the employment floor ›

    MetroWest Daily News, March 09, 2014

    Professor of Economics Randy Albelda and Noah Berger, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, co-wrote this editorial arguing for an increase in Massachusetts' minimum wage for all employees, including those who earn most of their income from tips.
  • Cape women share strengths ›, March 08, 2014

    The Cape Women's Coalition, which hosted an International Women's Day breakfast, finds one in four elected town selectmen or council members on the Cape are women. UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy finds the statewide average is 22 percent.
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