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Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professorship of Social Justice and Social Policy

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Shaefer comments on Atlanta pilot basic income program

Feb 23, 2022 NPR
In Atlanta, a pilot basic income program is being rolled out. Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, discussed his thoughts on basic income.  "(Policymakers need to ask) would people be better off...
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2021: A year of public policy

Dec 16, 2021
The Ford School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school dedicated to preparing diverse leaders to take on society’s most pressing challenges and make transformational discoveries through cutting-edge research. Experts from the Ford...
State & Hill

Changing the conversation around child poverty

Dec 13, 2021
How Kohn Professor Luke Shaefer and the pandemic paved the way for an expanded Child Tax Credit By Lauren Slagter The passage of the American Rescue Plan Act in March ushered in a "euphoric" couple of weeks for Luke Shaefer, the Hermann and...
In the Media

Child tax credit empowers families, says Shaefer

Oct 13, 2021 The New York Times
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has suggested that lawmakers pick just one of the family policies in the safety net spending bill. The New York Times asked Luke Shaefer which one he would choose. "The child tax credit is elegant in that it does...

Shaefer discusses jump in joblessness that strains safety nets

Mar 27, 2020
With widespread shutdowns of businesses across the country due to COVID-19, states have seen a dramatic rise in the number of unemployed and those seeking unemployment benefits. This week, unemployment claims jumped 2000% in Michigan, putting the...
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New U-M professorship to support social justice research, action

Dec 6, 2018
By Mandira Banerjee | Originally published by Michigan News, December 6, 2018  ANN ARBOR—A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust to the University of Michigan will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the...

Hermann and Amalie Kohn biography

Dr. Harold Kohn's grandparents, Hermann and Amalie Kohn, were from the Lower Franconia district of Bavaria in Germany. They and their ancestors had lived there since the 1750s.  Hermann Kohn was born on April 2, 1871, in Lulsfeld, and Amalie...