In the Media

Older Women Need A Return To A Stronger Labor Market ›

Forbes | September 06, 2019
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that the latest data shows that the labor market opportunities for older women have been eroding.

Trump’s Trade War Inflicts Pain On Manufacturing States ›

Forbes | September 05, 2019
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that President Trump’s trade war is taking a toll on the economy.

Study Steers Marion Toward Equitable Employee Policy ›

The Wanderer | August 28, 2019
David Colton of the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has laid down the framework for classifying positions, establishing pay grades, and implementing annual pay raise steps in Marion.

As costs mount, states scramble for new ways to pay for late-in-life care ›

The Boston Globe | August 28, 2019
Marc Cohen says when it comes to elder care, "A lot of states have concluded that the cost of doing nothing now exceeds the cost of doing something." Cohen is the codirector of the McCormack Graduate School's LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.

Don’t Believe the Hype: Working Families Continue To Struggle In A Slowing Economy ›

Forbes | August 22, 2019
Christian Weller, a professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that "an honest look at the data shows that average American families are now seeing fewer pay increases than just a few months ago, resulting in ... near-record high levels of consumer debt."

White House Should Worry That The 2017 Tax Cuts Did Not Deliver The Promised Growth ›

Forbes | August 21, 2019
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that "President Trump and his team may propose to double down on failed tax cuts for the luckiest few, rather than admitting failure and pursuing policies that would actually help the economy."

Regionalization study finalized ›

Gloucester Daily Times | August 20, 2019
At a meeting Monday, Bob Halpin of the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management highlighted some possibilities to regionalize various services between Manchester and Essex. His study considered all departments, including police, fire, and public works.

Can this co-living experiment make housing affordable for middle-class seniors? ›

The Philadelphia Inquirer | August 20, 2019
The Thistledown Co-living House is a way for lower-income seniors to share space and living expenses. Marc Cohen, codirector of the McCormack Graduate School's LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, says the Garden Spot Village pilot program is appealing because it combats isolation.

Early college students building credits, confidence ›

State House News | August 15, 2019
Article on programs that give high school students the opportunity to take college courses mentions that the Healthy Aging Data Report that the McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute released in December found about 15 percent of the population of Massachusetts were age 65 and older.

Who will pay for the huge costs of holding back rising seas? ›

Grist | August 15, 2019
David Levy, professor of management and codirector of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, says the City of Boston can't pay for needed climate resiliency efforts: "It is beyond the means of Boston, and Boston is a relatively affluent city."