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…”