School of Social Policy & Practice

Impact of COVID-19 on homelessness

A new report coauthored by researchers at SP2 finds that COVID-19 could hospitalize some 21,295 people who don’t have housing, or about 4.3% of the nationwide homeless population.

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NPR

Absent from stimulus packages: Overhauling energy, climate programs

Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice said it’s a good time for governments to invest in climate change solutions. “Sometimes it takes a good crisis to finally move in a whole new direction just like the New Deal,” she said.

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Vox.com

Pandemic unemployment insurance is expiring soon. This economist has a fix for it

Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice proposed transforming the soon-to-expire Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program into a basic income program that would support people as they return to work.

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CNN

The CDC is a national treasure. Why is it being sidelined?

Jennifer Prah Ruger of the School of Social Policy & Practice wrote about the continued relevance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The New York Times

America’s cities could house everyone, if they chose to

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice said annual spending on shelters for people experiencing homelessness has reached $12 billion.

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Financial Times

The World Health Organization can be reformed

Amartya Sen of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes that the World Health Organization should be fixed rather than scrapped.

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