Social Work

Four academic journeys explored

Vijay Balasubramanian and Tukufu Zuberi in the School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Hillier in the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Brittany Watson in the School of Veterinary Medicine share their academic paths toward interdisciplinary work.

Kristina García

Challenging the boundaries of STEM

Female faculty and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton School, and Penn Carey Law shared how they integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into their work.

Erica Moser

How guaranteed income affected a New Jersey city

Research from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice finds a guaranteed income program in Paterson offers both financial relief for many participants and is a blueprint for future policy initiatives.

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In the News


Spectrum

Schiff proposes guaranteed income pilot program for Medicaid recipients to cut federal health spending

A study co-authored by Amy Castro of the School of Social Policy & Practice shows that guaranteed income programs mitigate the negative financial and health consequences associated with income volatility.

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The Wall Street Journal

Homeless or overhoused: Boomers are stuck at both ends of the housing spectrum

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice says that boomers have made up the largest share of the homeless population since the ‘80s.

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Newsweek

There is one major element missing from the debate on kids and social media

In an opinion essay, PIK Professor Desmond Upton Patton says that gun violence needs to be part of the conversation about how smartphones and social media impact young people.

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NPR

Places across the U.S. are testing no-strings cash as part of the social safety net

Stacia West of the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice says that guaranteed income payments improve people’s psychological wellbeing by reducing their distress. Amy Castro, also of the Center, points out that such programs are expensive, so important questions need to be asked.

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Irish News

New book examines sectarianism and the housing crisis in Northern Ireland

In her book “In Power, Politics and Territory in the New Northern Ireland,” Elizabeth DeYoung of the School of Social Policy & Practice says that sectarianism has contributed to the housing crisis in Northern Ireland and continues to influence decision-making on the needs for homes.

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LA Times

California says its new gun law is about public safety. But what about these women?

Susan B. Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice says there is no evidence that carrying a gun makes women who have been abused safer.

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