This article highlights key findings from Pension Action Center Advisory Board member Christian Weller's recent report, The Financial Security Scorecard: A State-by-State Analysis of Economic Pressures Facing Future Retirees. Weller is also a Gerontology Institute Fellow and a professor for UMass Boston's Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs.
Nearly every state comes up short in key areas that gauge retirement readiness: anticipated retirement income, major retirement costs, and labor market conditions for older workers, according to a report authored by Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley and School for the Environment Dean Robyn Hannigan discuss the first-of-its kind partnership between UMass Boston and the New England Aquarium. UMass Boston faculty will conduct research at the aquarium, and NEAq scientists will do teaching at the university.
Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says a Massachusetts visit by unpopular President Obama could boost GOP gubernatorial favorite Charlie Baker, but notes that Baker will need big support from independents and committed Democrats to win in November.
Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe says Mayor Marty Walsh is committed to scrutinizing Fire Department operations despite the strong campaign support he received from the firefighters' union.
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller coauthored a report on the Asian American population and recommended the federal government create a central data repository on communities of color, including—but not limited to—Asian Americans.