Editorial: No, we’re not losing all the good people

The project was conducted by Rutgers University graduate students under the supervision of Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy and Eagleton Institute of Politics. “There is no crisis here, it’s not that people are fleeing the state. There’s always a […]

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Millennials Not Hotfooting It Out of New Jersey After All — Report

“There is no crisis here, it’s not that people are fleeing the state,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy and Eagleton Institute of Politics who served as adviser to the project. “There’s always a churn of young people move […]

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NJ Politics Digest: Are Millennials Actually Fleeing the State?

A new study by the advocacy group New Jersey Policy Perspectives found that while residents 18 to 39 are fleeing the state, it’s no greater than anytime in the last 14 years, according to a report by NJBiz.com. And it’s no different than the number of people their age leaving other high-tax states in the […]

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Fleeing suburbia — How NJ towns are trying to attract millennials

Millennials are attracted to the live-work-play environment, explains James Hughes, Rutgers University professor and an expert in New Jersey economics and demographics. Some towns may never be able to provide the lifestyle this cohort needs, but others have unique opportunities to do so, he said. NJ1015.com, July 30

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Recent college grads are leaving NJ in record numbers. Here’s why.

“It is sort of unprecedented, we would have to go back generations, to come to this situation where grown children live at home to the extent that they are today,” said Dr. James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. In recent years, many frustrated college graduates are […]

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Central Jersey home sale values rising: Is it enough?

New Jersey has its own set of problems. James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, said more people are leaving the state than ever before. Hughes compared that statistic to a “balance of payments.” Between 2010 and 2015, New Jersey lost 269,000 people to other states, putting it […]

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NJ cities being revitalized by population shift

In fact, Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties have all seen population decreases since the Great Recession, according to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy at Rutgers University. Hughes said the the trend of more millennials moving away from the suburbs and into the cities could help revitalize many […]

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