Center for Social Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Reports

2002 
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2004 
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2006 
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2008 
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2010 
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2012
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2014
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2003
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2005 
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2007 
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2009 
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2011 
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2013
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2015
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2015

Boston Children Thrive In 5: Connecting Families, Building Community July-December 2014 Report
March 2015. Donna Haig Friedman, Mary Coonan, Anne Douglass, and Alice Carter

2014

Research for the On Solid Ground: Building Opportunity, Preventing Homelessness Report 
October 2014. Donna Haig Friedman, Tim Davis, Arthur MacEwan, Keith Bentele, Randy Albelda, Mary Coonan, Marija Bingulac with Mass Budget and Policy Center

2013

Evaluation of the Family-To-Family Homeless Prevention Project Final Report (January 1, 2011-Octrober 31, 2013)
December 2013. Terry Saunders Lane, Mary Coonan, Arthur MacEwan, Risa Takenaka

Cultural Competency in Health Care:
Framework, Training and Evaluation - A Review of the Literature

November 2013. Diana Y. Salas-Coronado

Boston Children Thrive In 5: Connecting Families, Building Community Year 2 – Evaluation Brief
June 2013. Donna Haig Friedman, Mary Coonan, Anne Douglass, Oscar Gutierrez, and Alice Carter

2012

Closing the Gap on Health Care Disparities. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
December 2012. Mary Coonan, Terry Saunders Lane

Why Use the Services of Alternative Staffing Organizations:
Perspectives from Customer Businesses

December 2012. Françoise Carré, Brandynn Holgate, Risa Takenaka, and Helen Levine

How Youth Are Put At Risk by Parents’ Low-Wage Jobs (Executive Summary)
November 2012. Randy Albelda and Lisa Dodson, Boston College, with Diana Salas Coronado and Marya Mtshali

Alternative Staffing Organizations and Skills:
Linking Temporary Work with Training

November 2012. Brandynn Holgate, Françoise Carré, Helen Levine, and Risa Takenaka

Breakfast & Lunch Participation in Massachusetts Schools
Food assistance programs chart
September 2012. A joint publication of the Center for Social Policy, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Donna Haig Friedman

The Alternative Staffing Work Experience:
Populations, Barriers and Employment Outcomes

September 2012. Helen Levine, Brandynn Holgate, Risa Takenaka, and Françoise Carré

An Alternative to Temporary Staffing:
Considerations for Workforce Practitioners

July 2012. A joint publication of the Center for Social Policy and Public/Private Ventures
Linda Kato, Public/Private Ventures; Françoise Carré, Center for Social Policy;
Laura E. Johnson and Deena Schwartz, both of Public/Private Ventures

Mattapan United Community Questionnaire
June 2012. Guidance and Technical Assistance: Center for Social Policy

Using Data to Tell a Neighborhood Story
April 2012 Tim H. Davis

Pathways to Family Success Final Evaluation Report
April 2012. Berna Kahraman, Ghazal Zulfiqar, Donna Haig Friedman, and Alice Carter

Work Hours in Retail: Room for Improvement
April 2012. Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly

Rapid Re-Housing of Families Experiencing Homelessness in Massachusetts:
Maintaining Housing Stability

April 2012. Tim H. Davis and Terry Saunders Lane

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2011

Finding the Right Fit:
How Alternative Staffing Affects Worker Outcomes

December 2011. Françoise Carré, Brandynn Holgate, and Helen Levine

The Fairmount Initiative Quarterly Progress Report
People and Places: Understanding the Processes, Outcomes and Impacts of Interventions of the Fairmount Corridor

October 2011. Donna Haig Friedman

Entry-Level Workforce Investment Feasibility Study
May 2011. Brandynn Holgate and Tressa Stazinski

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2010

Women in the Down Economy: Impacts of the Recession and the Stimulus in Massachusetts 
March 2010. Randy Albelda, Christa Kelleher, Jordan Parkha, and Diana Salas

Competitive Strategies in the US Retail Industry: Consequences for Jobs in Food and Consumer Electronics Stores 
January 2010. Françoise Carré, Chris Tilly, and Brandynn Holgate

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2009

Counting on Care Work: Human Infrastructure in Massachusetts (Full Report)
September 2009. Randy Albelda, Mignon Duffy, and  Nancy Folbre with Clare Hammonds and Jooyeoun Suh

Counting on Care Work: Human Infrastructure in Massachusetts (Executive Summary) 
September 2009. Randy Albelda, Mignon Duffy, and Nancy Folbre with Clare Hammonds and Jooyeoun Suh

Massachusetts Adult Basic Education and ESOL Distance Learning Programs, Final Report 
June 2009. Berna Kahraman, Amelia Mallona, Donna Haig Friedman, and Sarah Kuck Jalbert

Handbook of Screening For Instructors and Administrators of Online ESOL Programs 
June 2009. Berna Kahraman and Amelia Mallona

Handbook of Screening For Instructors and Administrators of Online GED Programs 
June 2009. Berna Kahraman and Amelia Mallona

Handbook of Support For Instructors and Administrators of Online ESOL Programs:
For Supporting Students for Persistence and Success 

June 2009. Berna Kahraman and Amelia Mallona

Handbook of Support For Instructors and Administrators of Online GED Programs: For Supporting Students for Persistence and Success 
June 2009; Berna Kahraman and Amelia Mallona

Informal Sector and Social Policy: Personal and Technical Reflections after the Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Exposure and Dialogue Program in Oaxaca, Mexico
June 2009. Namrata Bali, Kaushik Basu, Suman Bery, Haroon Bhorat, Françoise Carré, Martha Chen, Gary Fields, Ravi Kanbur, Santiago Levy, Francie Lund, Jeemol Unni, and  Imraan Valodia

Issues on Developing a Common Framework on Informal Employment 
May 2009. Françoise Carré and James Heintz

Immigrant Workers in the Massachusetts Health Care Industry:
A Report on Status and Future Prospects
 
March 2009. Ramon Borges-Mendez, James Jennings, Donna Haig Friedman, Malo Hutson, and Teresa Eliot Roberts

Why It’s Harder (and Different) For single Mothers: Gender, Motherhood, Labor Markets and Public Work Supports 
January 2009. Randy Albelda

Brokering Up: The Role of Temporary Staffing in Overcoming Labor Market Barriers, Report on the Alternative Staffing Demonstration 2005-08 
January 2009. Françoise Carré, Brandynn Holgate, Helen Levine, and Mandira Kala

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2008

Fits & Starts: The Difficult Path for Working Single Parents
November 2008. Randy Albelda, Rebecca Loya, Ruther J. Liberman, and Elisabeth Babcock

Continuity and Change in Low-wage Work in U.S. Retail Trade
April 2008. Françoise Carré, Chris Tilly, Brandynn Holgate

Building Knowledge and Power with the Third Sector in Haifa, Israel:
A Report of the Learning Exchange Research Project

February 2008. Donna Haig Friedman, Jennifer Cohen, Yael Abada, Rula Deeb, Riki Tegave, Daphna Ziv, Marina Zamsky, Tiffany Bradley, Liron Peleg-Hadomi, Eran Hadomi, and Moran Ron

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2007

The First Two Years of Housing First in Quincy, Massachusetts: "This Place Gives Me Peace, Happiness, and Hope" 
November 2007. Tatjana Meschede

Bridging the Gaps:
A Picture of How Work Supports Work in Ten States

October 2007. Randy Albelda, Heather Bouchey, Elizabeth Chimineti, Rebecca Ray, and Ben Zipperer

Looking Back and Looking Ahead:
Policy Visions from the New Deal and Great Society

August 2007. Françoise Carré

Housing Resources Leveraged by the Special Homeless Initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, 1992-2006: Evaluation of the Special Homelessness Initiative Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
June 2007. Tatjana Meschede, Helen Levine, and Martha R. Burt

Preventing Homelessness and Promoting Housing Stability: A Comparative Analysis
June 2007. Donna Haig Friedman, Jennifer Raymond, Kimberly Puhala, Tatjana Meschede, Julia Tripp, and Mandira Kala

History, Principles, Context, and Approach:
The Special Homeless Initiatives

April 2007. Martha R. Burt

Latino Participation in Food Assistance Programs
March 2007. Anny Rivera-Ottenberger and Elaine Werby

Is the Apparent Decrease in Injury Rates in Construction the Result of Changes in Reporting?
March 2007. Laura S. Welch, Xiuwen Dong, Françoise Carré, and Knut Ringen

Bridging the Gaps: Structuring Benefits to Promote Mobility for Low Wage Workers
January 2007; Randy Albelda and Heather Boushey

A Programmatic Audit of the Massachusetts Vitamin Litigation Project Final Report
January 2007. Colleen Manning, Tatjana Meschede, and Elaine Werby

Under a Watchful Eye:
Parents and Children Living in Shelters

January 2007. Donna Haig Friedman

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2006

Strength in Networks: Employment Rights Organizations and the Problem of Co-Ordination
December 2006. Charles Heckscher and Françoise Carré

Moving Here Saved My Life: The Experience of Formerly Chronically Homeless Women and Men in Quincy’s Housing First Projects, Interim Report
August 2006; Tatjana Meschede

Prevention at Work: Homelessness Prevention Initiative (HPI) Interim Evaluation Report,
January 2004 through September 2005

May 2006. Donna Haig Friedman, Jennifer Raymond, Consuela Greene, John McGah, Elizabeth Brown, Julia Tripp, and Helen Levin

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2005

Managing project expectations in human services information systems implementations: The case of homeless management information systems
October 2005. Oscar Gutierrez and Donna Haig Friedman

Transitions at DTA: Homeless Pilot Programs at the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (2003-2005)
July 2005. John McGah and Amy Carlin

Partners in Prevention: Community-Wide Homeless Prevention in Massachusetts and the United States
June 2005. Donna Haig Friedman, John McGah, Julia Tripp, Michelle Kahan, Nicole Witherbee, and Amy Carlin

The Social and Economic Costs of Employee Misclassification in Construction, Maine Report
April 2005. Françoise Carré and Randall Wilson

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2004

The Social and Economic Costs of Employee Misclassification in Construction, Massachusetts Report
December 2004. Françoise Carré and Randall Wilson

Bridges and Barriers to Housing for Chronically Homeless Street Dwellers: The Effects of Medical and Substance Abuse Services on Housing Attainment
October 2004. Tatjana Meschede

IMPACT - Information Management, Public Access, Community Transformation, Final Evaluation Report
August 2004. Oscar Gutierrez and John McGah

Hard Numbers, Hard Times:
Homeless Individuals in Massachusetts Emergency Shelters 1999-2003

July 2004. Tatjana Meschede, Brian Sokol, Jennifer Raymond, Donna Haig Friedman, Nancy Sullivan, Michelle Kahan, Susan Ma, Michael Faris, and Bill Silvestri

Emergency Preparedness: A Manual for Homeless Service Providers
May 2004. Kelly Tobin and Phyllis Freeman

Reality and Analysis: Personal and Technical Reflections on the Working Lives of Six Women
April 2004. Martha Chen, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur, Nidhi Mirani, Karl Osner, Kaushik Basu, Suman Bery, Ela Bhatt, Françoise Carré, Nancy Chau, Gary Fields, Frances Lund, Carol Richards, Jeemol Unni, and Imraan Valodia

One Family Scholar Project Evaluation
(Executive Summary)

February 2004. Michelle Kahan, Jennifer Raymond, Consuela Greene, and Donna Haig Friedman

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2003

Technology Goes Home (Executive Summary) 
November 2003. Donna Haig Friedman, Michelle Kahan, Tatjana Meschede, and Consuela Green

Alternative Job Brokering: Addressing Labor Market Disadvantages, Improving the Temp Experience, and Enhancing Job Opportunities 
October 2003. Françoise Carré, Joaquín Herranz, Jr., Dorie Seavey, Carlha Vickers, Ashley Aull, and Rebecca Keegan

Surviving Against the Odds: Families' Journeys Off Welfare and Out of Homelessness 
July 2003. Donna Haig Friedman, Tatjana Meschede, and Michelle Hayes

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2002

IMPACT – Information Management, Public Access, Community Transformation: Year Two Evaluation Report, September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002
December 2002. Oscar Gutierrez and John McGah

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2001

IMPACT – Information Management, Public Access, Community Transformation Year One Evaluation Report September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2001
September 2001. Oscar Gutierrez and John McGah

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