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  • In California, Great Recession pushes scores of adult children home, and older parents pay ›

    Health Canal, February 28, 2014

    Figures for this study on expenses for seniors in California were derived from the Elder Index, co-developed by UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute.
  • Economic Snapshot: February 2014 ›

    Center for American Progress, February 27, 2014

    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the U.S. economy logged minor improvements in February even as many structural problems -- including massive income inequality -- remain unaddressed.
  • Member Monday: ASA Award Winners to be Honored at AiA14 ›

    American Society on Aging, February 24, 2014

    Hayley Gleason, a McCormack Scholar in the Gerontology Doctoral Program, will receive the 2014 Graduate Student Research Award at the Aging in America Conference in two weeks for her research on “The Caregiving Relationship: Does the Type of Caregiver Affect the Mental Health of the Care Recipient?”
  • Presidents Day, 2014 ›

    Huffington Post, February 17, 2014

    Nigel Hamilton, senior fellow at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and author of a forthcoming two-volume biography on President Franklin Roosevelt, looks back at FDR's decision to overrule his secretary of war in the months leading up to World War II.
  • Salem begins principal search ›

    SalemNews.com, February 13, 2014

    Salem has contracted with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to help the city find turnaround experts to improve its beleaguered school system.
  • Joyce bill focuses on older drivers ›

    The Patriot Ledger, February 06, 2014

    Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan, an expert on elder driving, expressed opposition to a bill proposed by state Sen. Brian Joyce that would require drivers over age 85 to pass a road test before renewing their licenses.
  • Rise of the low-wage breadwinner ›

    CNN Money, February 06, 2014

    Professor of Economics Randy Albelda and Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Carr have coauthored a new study that examines the "low-wage breadwinner" -- a category of about 21 million U.S. workers who earn little money but are the primary earners in their households.
  • Study charts health of older adults by community ›

    Brockton Enterprise, January 27, 2014

    Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan, who worked with Professors of Gerontology Nina Silverstein and Frank Porell on a new study, talks about the influence of social factors on healthy aging.
  • New Bedford not a healthy place for aging ›

    SouthCoastToday.com (AP), January 24, 2014

    Discussing individual communities with SouthCoast Today, Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan says it is "an accurate conclusion" that New Bedford is the unhealthiest place to grow old in Massachusetts.
  • Study shows disparities in aging across state ›

    The Boston Globe, January 24, 2014

    Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan co-authored a massive, in-depth new report that examines about 100 different health measures in each Massachusetts community.
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