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Weiland provides context for kindergarten enrollment numbers

Aug 20, 2021 MLive
With the delta variant on the rise, educators are worried about getting kindergartners in the classroom yet again. Christina Weiland, associate professor of education, explained why kindergarten enrollment shrunk last year, and the variant might...
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More older workers exiting the labor market, says Stevenson

Aug 10, 2021 Bloomberg
The U.S. labor force continues to evolve as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how and why it has transformed in a recent Bloomberg interview. "We saw labor force...
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Wolfers comments on work-from-home productivity

Jul 12, 2021 The Sydney Morning Herald
As the world adjusts to what life will look like as the pandemic ebbs, one key question is whether the work-from-home trend will continue. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, said that workers are more productive at home,...
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Stevenson marks the 'Age of (Re)Discovery'

Jul 11, 2021
As economists realize that the world has entered a new economic era, Foreign Policy asked 13 economists to name and identify this new era. Among them was Betsey Stevenson, Ford School professor of public policy and economics. She named the new era...
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Education Policy Initiative's report gains more traction

Jul 6, 2021
The Education Policy Initiative's recent report, "Historic Crisis, Historic Opportunity: Using Evidence to Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Young Children and Early care and Education Programs," has gained more traction in the media,...
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Applying academic skills to real-world business challenges

Jun 29, 2021
Small businesses in Detroit, as across the country, have had to make major adjustments to survive the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn. A cadre of students from U-M have been able to work with many of these businesses through an internship...
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Stevenson addresses child care in Senate committee testimony

Jun 24, 2021
The importance of access to child care in the economic recovery was emphasized by Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson in testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Wednesday, June 23. "The choices you...
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Wolfers debunks labor shortage with Don Lemon

Jun 22, 2021 CNN's Don Lemon Tonight
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, sat down on CNN's Don Lemon Tonight to discuss the labor shortage that most believe the U.S. is currently experiencing. Wolfers had a different opinion. "I want to be careful about calling...
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Stevenson considers how COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily lives

Jun 21, 2021
With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the country, what does the "other side" of the pandemic look like? Many realize that everything will not revert to pre-pandemic "normal." Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, has...
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Cooney breaks down Whitmer's labor force revival plan

Jun 15, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
In order to get more people back into the labor force, Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently proposed the idea of paying people who go back to work. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at Poverty Solutions, explained that...
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Stevenson highlights 'returnships' for mothers

Jun 1, 2021 CNN Business
The pandemic has forced many working mothers to leave the workforce and instead care for their children at home. The issue as the world opens back up: how can those women return to the workforce. "Returnships", or programs that offer training,...
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Parthasarathy comments on OTC COVID-19 tests

May 30, 2021 Chemical and Engineering News
Even as the rates of COVID-19 are dropping, the disease remains a threat. A need remains for COVID testing, and over-the-counter COVID-19 tests are being experimented with in the U.S. But, with these tests being taken at home, the question of how to...
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COVID-19 and unemployment's affects on future health - Burgard

May 25, 2021
In a recent opinion piece published in The Conversation, co-authored with with Jennie Brand, Sarah Burgard, professor of sociology, public policy and epidemiology, called attention to the long-term health effects of COVID-19 — but not just effects...
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Parthasarathy provides insight on vaccine patterns

May 18, 2021 The Hill
As vaccine rates increase across the country, interesting patterns are being noticed. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy, explained the pattern Michigan is experiencing.  “Michigan is sort of a purple, leaning blue, state and you...