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PPIA students reflect on their summer of study and social life 

Aug 2, 2023
What are the dynamics of inequity in labor markets? How do we determine appropriate categories for people in a multicultural society?  How is the U.S. approach to ethnicity and nationality different from what they are doing in Europe?  These were...
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Morenhoff: Detroit census undercount is "egregious"

May 18, 2023 The Detroit News
Jeffrey Morenhoff, The Detroit News: Researcher Jeffrey Morenoff, a professor of sociology at UM and a faculty affiliate of the U-M Population Studies Center, was one of the researchers who originally studied the potential undercount and called it...
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Detroit pay raise commission looks "fixed" - Chamberlin

Apr 29, 2023 Detroit Free Press
John Chamberlin, Detroit Free Press: Changes [to the pay raise commission make-up] are necessary to ensure residents can trust this process, said John Chamberlin, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Michigan whose research...
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Branche-Wilson on the need for businesses to accept cash

Apr 18, 2023 Crain's Detroit Business
Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives for Poverty Solutions, Crain's Detroit Business: “From a business perspective, you want a customer base as wide and diverse as possible. To say you only want folks who keep money in a...
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Poverty Solutions marks impact of action-based research in 2022

Mar 15, 2023
From informing how the U.S. Census estimates populations to reimagining land contracts as a path to homeownership and inspiring state legislation that would aid homeless youths, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan continued to tackle the...
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Bohnett Fellows create impact in the City of Detroit

Jan 26, 2023
Each year, the Ford School’s David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship provides three talented master’s students with tuition support, health care, and a funded internship with the City of Detroit. Last summer, 2021 Bohnett...
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El-Sayed appointed as Wayne County health director

Dec 5, 2022
Last week, Wayne County tapped Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, to take over as health director in March, and, in the meantime, serve as a project consultant for its Health, Human & Veterans Services Department.  "But...
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Steep drop in Detroit housing units seems 'quite implausible' - Farley

Sep 23, 2022 Bridge Detroit
Census data shows that more Detroiters own homes than are renting. But, Ren Farley, lecturer at the Ford School, says that data could be flawed due to an undercount in Detroit.  “(Hurricane) Katrina didn’t come through Detroit,” Farley said....
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Branche-Wilson breaks down DMACS findings about financial health

Sep 12, 2022 Michigan Radio
A Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that many Detroiters would struggle if faced with a $400 emergency. Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives at Poverty Solutions, helped Michigan Radio summarize the...
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Kleinman weighs in on Detroit ShotSpotter debate

Sep 8, 2022 Axios
As the Detroit City Council debates expanding ShotSpotter, a tool that identifies the sound of gunshots, Molly Kleinman, managing director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, weighed in. "There are things they could be doing...