at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Since its inception in 1992, the Center for Social Policy has provided expertise on policies and practices that aim to reduce or eliminate social and economic inequities. CSP researchers and policy analysts make critical assessments of low-wage jobs, barriers to housing affordability, and the impact of these patterns on families, communities, and society as a whole. CSP explores the root causes of economic hardship and examines the intersection of public policies and employer practices in order to inform fundamental changes in policy and service delivery. CSP boasts a strong and longstanding commitment to excellence, equity, integrity, and community participation.
The Center for Social Policy is the lead research partner for the cross-sector On Solid Ground Coalition, which promotes housing stability and economic mobility, and includes our cliff effects research. The Center for Social Policy operates the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition, which provides capacity building for job training and education professionals focused on increasing career opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers
Potential Solutions to the Cliff
CSP Director Susan Crandall outlines challenges and solutions to the cliff effect from her presentation in Portland…”
- Find our research on cliff effects here.
- CSP Research Director Francoise Carre releases new Russell Sage Foundation book Where Bad Jobs are Better, that charts a path to improving job quality.
- Check out our new research report on Exploring Opportunities for Urban Youth Inclusion in the Creative Economy in Boston’s Dudley Square
- Celebrate the life and contributions of Elaine Werby through the Werby Internship Program!
- Check out our latest newsletter.