How did workers in lower-wage roles and job seekers without a Bachelor’s degree experience the labor market during the COVID-19 pandemic? To find answers to this question, the Federal Reserve held virtual focus groups across the United States from May to September 2022.
New Heldrich brief: New Jersey Career Network Job Seeker Community
Established in response to the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Community sought to provide job seekers with a virtual community where they could access job search resources, connect with peers, and share materials and tools designed to assist with emotional well-being during the job search.
Graduate Nina Gohel Wins Fellowship to Study at Yenching Academy in China
by Mike Lucas for Rutgers Today Mount Laurel native Nina Gohel is receiving full funding to take part in a master’s degree program at the postgraduate college of Peking University Nina Gohel, the daughter of immigrants of Indian descent who aims to help ensure gender equity across the globe, has been selected as a Yenching […]
NJSPL – Energy Equity Evaluation Metrics
Energy efficiency programs that focus on equity can acknowledge and address past injustices by involving marginalized communities in the decision-making process and proactively ensuring that all residents have equal access to benefits. The Energy Equity Project with the University of Michigan set out to establish a comprehensive system for assessing and promoting fairness in clean energy initiatives and investments.
Stephanie Walsh, Ph.D., awarded Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
The award recognizes excellence in doctoral research and scholarship across all disciplines at Rutgers University as well as the importance of research to a given field of study and a track record of academic and professional excellence.
Research by Wolff, Aizpurua, Peng: Reducing the Methodological Heterogeneity (“Noise”) in the Literature Predicting In-Prison Interpersonal Harm in Male Populations
The dynamic literature on in-prison interpersonal harm includes both parts of the public health approach but theoretical and methodological “noise” in this literature limits its instrumental utility to build effective prevention strategies. Multilevel logistic regression was used to predict four types of interpersonal harm using theoretically grounded individual and prison-level covariates that are supported by the empirical literature.
NJSPL – Medicaid Unwinding: What It is and How New Jersey Plans to Address It
In December 2022, Congress delinked the continuous Medicaid enrollment provision with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which meant that states would resume reviewing Medicaid enrollees’ individual eligibility on April 1st in a process known as “unwinding.” In New Jersey, nearly 300,000 people could lose their coverage.
Research by Noland, Younes, Zhang: What do People Want to do Instead of Commuting to Work?
The researchers fielded two surveys in New Jersey during the pandemic and included questions on what respondents did with time saved from not commuting as well as which activities they wished to see continue after the pandemic subsided.
Register Today: Lessons Learned from New Jersey’s Modernization of the Unemployment Insurance System
The June 8 virtual forum will examine both the leadership structure and technical environment that is paving the path to a whole Unemployment Insurance system that is successfully getting benefits to people on time.
NJSPL – Community and Climate Dynamics: Projections for Water Assistance in New Jersey and Beyond
In 2016, an estimated 15 million people experienced water shutoffs. To address individuals’ struggles with paying their water bills, the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) was implemented in 2021 in response to growing water insecurity among Americans during the pandemic.