Director of Policy and Research at the McCormack Graduate School Christa Kelleher co-authored this piece on the vital role that local school committees play as policymaking bodies across the Commonwealth.
Around the world, workforces are steadily aging. Among the key drivers of a rapidly aging population are declining fertility rates, increased longevity, and the decline in mortality rates. By 2035, there will be more people in the U.S. aged 65 and over than there will be children under 18, according to the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP) at the McCormack Graduate School has announced the selection of its third cohort of Distinguished Public Service Fellows whose mission for the next two years will be to help bridge the gap between generations of women leaders and prepare the next generation of leaders, with a particular emphasis on advancing the leadership of women of color.
Clinical Professor of Gerontology Marc Cohen and LeadingAge LTSS Center at the McCormack Graduate School Research Fellow Jane Tavares write about their new study that shows poorer or minority patients are not feeling heard by their health care providers and how racial, economic and health inequities are deeply intertwined for The Conversation.
A new report from the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School estimates 51.9% of Chattanooga seniors living by themselves and 26% of Chattanooga's elderly couples lack financial security and are either relying upon government assistance, family help or are doing without some necessities to survive. Director of Communications Steven Syre and Gerontology Professor Jan Mutchler talked to the Chattanooga Times Free Press about the research behind these findings.
Newton’s limited options for government-funded senior housing struggle to keep up with local need. Over 63 percent of single seniors in Boston, Cambridge, and Newton face economic insecurity, according to a March study by the Elder Index from the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School.
When the coronavirus pandemic erased nearly 1.4 million public sector jobs, the losses disproportionately hit Black families. McCormack Graduate School Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller has done extensive research on the Black-white wealth gap and the importance of household wealth amid the pandemic talked to the Huffington Post about how economic crises impact the public and private sectors.
In 2019, the Center for American Progress invited a number of leading national experts on racism and wealth to join the National Advisory Council on Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap to make eradicating this racial disparity a pressing policy goal for the next presidential administration and to identify steps necessary to accomplish it. A new report from Professor of Public Policy Christian Weller and the Center for American Progress explains that the importance of household wealth has become abundantly clear during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Massachusetts made headlines a few years ago when it secured the nation’s first large-scale procurement of offshore wind, the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Graduate Studies Dean David Cash writes about how the Commonwealth’s leaders need to prepare for the necessary renewable infrastructure that will transform energy systems and markets in the US.