School of Social Policy & Practice



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The New York Times

Unemployment is high. Why are businesses struggling to hire?

Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice co-authored a study that found that every 10% increase in unemployment benefits received corresponds to a 3% decline in jobs applied to. “Right now what seems to be happening is that job creation is outpacing the search effort that workers are putting forth,” she said.

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Harrisburg Patriot-News

Asian American leaders, racial justice advocates say ‘sense of urgency’ needed to combat hate crimes, racism

Walter Palmer of the School of Social Policy & Practice drew parallels between the racism experienced by Black and Asian American communities throughout U.S. history. “Discrimination is part and parcel of American society,” he said. “Until we admit it and own it, it will never end. It takes work to overcome this, and it means still feeling some pain.”

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Bloomberg

The biggest payoff from Stockton’s basic income program: Jobs

Research co-led by Amy Castro Baker of the School of Social Policy & Practice found that a trial basic income program had profound effects on recipients, increasing economic stability and lowering psychological distress.

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Marketplace (NPR)

U.S. productivity plummeted in Q4, and reopening the economy might be why

Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice said reopening businesses may have contributed to a recent drop in labor productivity figures. “Businesses that were not as productive normally, such as restaurants, have started reopening,” she said. “So that drags down the average productivity.”

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The Atlantic

Stockton’s basic-income experiment pays off

Research by Amy Castro Baker of the School of Social Policy & Practice found that guaranteed income did not dissuade recipients from working, instead enabling stability and helping people get out of the cycle of poverty.

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