Social & Education Policy
  • Monday, April 22nd, 2013

    Phuong Nguyen, a social science researcher, has signed a contract with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to write a research paper on the effects of tax increment financing on educational expenditures in Iowa.
  • Thursday, April 18th, 2013

    Housing Policy has completed a report for Habitat of Humanity of Iowa quantifying the impacts to Iowa’s economy that result from money directly spent and wages directly paid by Habitat affiliates in 2011.
  • Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    Dr. Adam Gamoran, Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, presented "Casual Effects of Social Capital on Child Outcomes" at the Pappajohn Business Building room W401 on Wednesday, March 13, from noon until 1:30 pm.

  • Monday, January 28th, 2013

    Collaboration by the PPC’s Housing and Land Use Policy Program and the Iowa Attorney General's Office makes free, interactive, county-level map available to the public.
  • Thursday, December 20th, 2012

    Social science policy researcher Colin Gordon evaluates the 2012 December jobs report in his article, "Unemployment Numbers: The Long View" featured in Dissent magazine.

  • Thursday, November 1st, 2012

    The Housing and Land Use Policy program at the PPC will measure the economic impact of 35 Habitat for Humanity chapters in Iowa, including full-time jobs created and property and sales tax revenues generated.
  • Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    In five short years, social media like Twitter and Facebook have changed the structure of the public domain. Professor G.R. Boynton presents Voice and the Public Domain Becomes Co-Motion, research on the practice of politics on Twitter.
  • Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

    The Office of the Iowa Attorney General has awarded a grant to the Housing and Land Use Policy Program to make Iowa foreclosure data from 2007 through 2015 available online, starting in December 2012.
  • Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

    Megacities in developing countries often have significant problems, but Professor Jerry Anthony tells the Linn County UNA why environmentalists and urban planners have cautiously begun to embrace them. Read more.
  • Monday, September 17th, 2012

    The first SSIG meeting of the fall 2012 semester will consider an overlooked aspect of the popularity of intercollegiate football—that it functions as a national status system. Michael Saunder argues that the structuring of intercollegiate play through athletic conferences creates a national matrix of organizational identities and prestige.