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Udow-Phillips: politics and medicine not a good mix

Jan 26, 2023 Politico
Marianne Udow-Phillips, Politico: "Politics has always been in medicine, no question, but the pandemic really exacerbated those issues. The profession is deeply examining the issue. There is tremendous worry. There is no question the profession is...
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Overcoming data collection challenges in ECE research

Jan 24, 2023
Rigorous research in early care and education requires high-quality data, often gathered through intensive in-person fieldwork. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the ECE sector, making it much more challenging to safely and successfully collect data in...
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El-Sayed critiques DeSantis's COVID-19 investigation

Dec 15, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "The evidence is clear. Vaccines have saved and continue to save lives. A new study from the Commonwealth Fund and Yale University (one of DeSantis’s two Ivy League alma maters, by the way) showed that two years...
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Wolfers challenges us to reimagine the social contract

Nov 30, 2022
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, recently sat down with the International Monetary Fund, arguing that the time is now to reimagine institutions that foster social cohesion. "The COVID moment has been and still is an...
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El-Sayed discusses "tripledemic"

Nov 15, 2022 America Dissected
Abdul El-Sayed, America Dissected: "If you talk to any pediatrician, there’s one big thing on their mind, RSV. Short for respiratory syncytial virus, RSV is a common virus that can cause serious illness and even death in young children. And that’s...
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Shaefer says United States is 'at a crossroads' with poverty

Oct 20, 2022
Attention on government safety net programs and their effects on overall poverty has increased in the run-up to the midterm elections. Associate dean Luke Shaefer, who is also director of Poverty Solutions, has recently appeared in the media...
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Stevenson predicts what a no-COVID economy would look like

Oct 7, 2022 NPR Marketplace
What would the economy look like if the COVID-19 pandemic didn't happen? Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the question. "We would have had 5 million more jobs, not 500,000 more jobs," Stevenson said. "A...
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Shaefer on why federal spending for children should continue

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Associate Dean and Kohn Professor Luke Shaefer spoke to The New York Times about the positive impact of increased spending on children during the pandemic. “In my career, I’ve never seen anything so dramatic as the shift in resources to families...
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Stevenson contextualizes women returning to labor force

Sep 29, 2022 NPR
Two and a half years later, women are returning to work at pre-pandemic levels. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, commented on what that means for the economy. "Women had a very tough road to haul with kids working from...
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El-Sayed comments on climate, elections and democracy

Sep 4, 2022
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, has been sought out by the media to discuss a plethora of issues, from climate policy to the upcoming midterm elections. Additionally, El-Sayed regularly contributes to political discourse...
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El-Sayed comments on new COVID variants

Jul 18, 2022 What a Day
As cases of COVID continue to increase with the new Omicron sub-variant called BA.5, Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed told the "What a Day" podcast that public health officials are worried about a potential...
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DMACS: Detroiters' financial recovery from COVID mixed

May 29, 2022 Axios Detroit
The economic recovery form the COVID-19 recession has been mixed for residents of Detroit, Axios reports, based on a recent Detroit Metro Area Communities Study survey. Axios quoted Lydia Wileden, a research associate who co-wrote the report, who...
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Wolfers notes ambiguity in current strength of the economy

Apr 29, 2022 Bloomberg
Bloomberg reports that the Covid-19 pandemic, now in its third year, has turned into a catalyst for lasting economic change, which will outlast the disease. Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers notes that on the one hand the economy has...
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Shaefer reflects on end of expanded Child Tax Credit

Apr 22, 2022 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The expanded Child Tax Credit was wildly successful in providing Americans relief. But, its abrupt end could reverse that, according to Luke Shaefer, inaugural director of Poverty Solutions. "This has been a success story for middle-class...
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Wolfers weighs in on Biden's approval ratings

Apr 16, 2022 Los Angeles Times
Despite low unemployment and rising wages, inflation is causing President Biden to struggle with low approval ratings. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed how he would frame the economy to raise approval...
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'Not a single indicator that a recession is coming' - Wolfers

Apr 13, 2022 Los Angeles Times
With inflation running high, yet unemployment low, President Biden's approval rating has sunk, signaling the economic anxiety of Americans. In light of this, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economy and...
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Farley breaks down population trends following pandemic

Mar 25, 2022 News Nation
The COVID-19 pandemic made big cities less attractive, with no events to attend or restaurants to sample. Reynolds Farley, a research scientist at the Population Studies Center, discussed the trend. “Cities growing and declining, that’s strongly...