Transition2018: Bloustein faculty, staff, alumni will have an impact on New Jersey’s future

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking, was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and will also serve as a co-chair of the Stronger and Fairer Economy […]

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Where stress-busters meet Myth Busters in NJ | Editorial

Still, it surprised the Rutgers team that the counties in the state with the least traffic congestion, the lowest population density and, probably, the smallest overall property tax bills, would most need “Marcus Welby, M.D.” actor Robert Young to come back from the dead and ask “Why so tense?” while hawking decaffeinated coffee on TV. But, […]

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People are more stressed out in this part of NJ. Here’s why

A higher percentage of people polled in Atlantic, Cape May, Salem and Cumberland counties reported having some stress or a great deal of stress, compared to four other regions in the state. The poll also looked at the effects of income, demographics, health, insurance status and other factors on a person’s stress level. “I think […]

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How stressed are people in New Jersey?

Stress levels among people in New Jersey are not very different from those among people nationally, but residents of South Jersey reported more stress than their northern neighbors in several life categories, a new study has found. Researchers from the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy released their findings from the New Jersey Health and […]

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Rutgers research finds 1.5 million NJ residents are under excessive stress

About one-fourth of New Jersey adults have said they felt a “great deal” of stress in the past month, according to a New Jersey Health & Well-Being Poll conducted by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. Joel Cantor, director of the Center, said that they are a research center that focuses on doing analysis on […]

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Feeling stressed in New Jersey? Join the club

A new poll confirms what you might have already figured out on your own — a lot of Garden State residents feel completely stressed out. “Just over a quarter of people say they are very stressed. Another 40 or so percent say they are at least somewhat stressed,” said Joel Cantor, the director of the […]

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These 3 things are stressing Jersey out the most, poll says

“Stress figures prominently in the lives of a large share of New Jersey residents,” said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. “New Jersey residents having a hard time making ends meet and those experiencing health problems are among those most likely to report high stress.” NJ.com, October 25, 2017

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Real Implications of Affordability — It’s Not Just Political Rhetoric

The policy and political debates swirling around us have real implications for people in New Jersey. Perhaps the most talked about theme in our gubernatorial debates has been affordability — how do we make New Jersey a more affordable place to live? On the national stage, policymakers are debating taxes and the future of affordable […]

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South Jersey residents more likely to view neighborhoods poorly, poll shows

About 32.8 percent of residents in the southeastern part of the state said their neighborhoods were in fair or poor condition, twice the percentage of respondents who felt the same way about neighborhoods in other parts of the state. The study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and included responses from 1,202 people […]

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