Welfare

Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Healthcare in the United States

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Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Healthcare in the United States
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Rutgers University Online Master of Public Administration

Although the United States is one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth, its healthcare system ranks last out of 11 developed countries. This is according to data published in an extensive Commonwealth survey. More worryingly, the United States has consistently ranked last in this annual survey since 2004. As such, stakeholders in the United States healthcare industry should take urgent measures to improve service delivery and patient outcomes. 

Register for Webinar: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy

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Announcement
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Register for Webinar: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy
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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse

Info at a Glance:

Event: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and  Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy

Sponsor: OPRE Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC)

Call for Papers: Stream on Methodological Challenges for Comparative Welfare State Research: Capturing Intra-country Variation in Cross-national Analyses

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Call for Papers
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Call for Papers: Stream on Methodological Challenges for Comparative Welfare State Research: Capturing Intra-country Variation in Cross-national Analyses
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ESPAnet
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Jana Javornik/University of Leeds

The 2015 ESPAnet conference "The Lost and The New Worlds of Welfare" will be held in Odense, Denmark, at the Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark, 3-5 Sept 2015.

Caring Is Everybody’s Business! 6th International Carers Conference on Care and Caring: Future Proofing the New Demographics, 3-6 Sept 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Conference
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Caring Is Everybody’s Business! 6th International Carers Conference on Care and Caring: Future Proofing the New Demographics, 3-6 Sept 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden
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Carers Sweden, CarersUK and The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre
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Jana Javornik/University of Leeds

How we manage care and caring in the face of demographic change increasingly domi­nates social policy, research and practice.

A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

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News Article
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A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.
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New York Times
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Judi Casey

Some of the highest employment rates in the advanced world are in places with the highest taxes and most generous welfare systems, namely Scandinavian countries. The United States and many other nations with relatively low taxes and a smaller social safety net actually have substantially lower rates of employment.

LERA 2014 Meeting in conjunction with ASSA/AEA Jan. 3-5, 2014, Philadelphia, PA Call for Proposals--Symposia or Papers

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Call for Papers
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LERA 2014 Meeting in conjunction with ASSA/AEA Jan. 3-5, 2014, Philadelphia, PA Call for Proposals--Symposia or Papers
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Labor and Employment Research Association (LERA)
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Lonnie Golden, LERA program committee member, Prof. of Econ and Labor Studies

LERA 2014 Meeting in conjunction with ASSA/AEA
Jan. 3-5, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

Our Working Nation in 2013: An Updated National Agenda for Work and Family Policies

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Report
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Our Working Nation in 2013: An Updated National Agenda for Work and Family Policies
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Center for American Progress

"...That is why as President Obama enters his second term and as the 113th Congress convenes--with historic numbers of women members--we have decided to re-release "Our Working Nation." It is a road map of how we can update our workplace policies to fully include women and men who combine work with family care. We have updated the report with new data and a fresh look at how these changes can be made."

One Person's 'Welfare' Is Another Person's Ticket to the Middle Class

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Blog
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One Person's 'Welfare' Is Another Person's Ticket to the Middle Class
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Huffington Post

WORK Act Would Give Low-Income Moms The Same Option As Ann Romney (For 3 Years)

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Blog
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WORK Act Would Give Low-Income Moms The Same Option As Ann Romney (For 3 Years)
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Huffington Post

A handful of House Democrats, encouraged by the recent bipartisan agreement that stay-at-home moms should be considered just as hard working as anyone in the workforce, will introduce legislation to apply that standard to mothers on welfare as well.

Has the 1996 Welfare Reform Been Reversed?

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News Article
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Has the 1996 Welfare Reform Been Reversed?
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Council on Contemporary Families

The push for people receiving welfare payments to work, enacted in 1996, has significantly been reversed by laws and regulations since then, an economist writes.

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