Social & Education Policy
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

    Although consumer spending is a primary driver of the US economy, business leaders appear largely unconcerned about the declining standard of middle-class living. This was not always the case.

  • Monday, August 27th, 2012

    Colin Gordon has a guest post on the CEPR blog expanding on the work of John Schmitt and Janelle Jones called, "Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?" Gordon's post includes interactive summaries and analysis of their findings.

  • Thursday, June 7th, 2012

    PPC researcher Colin Gordon wrote a guest post titled, "Union Decline and Rising Inequality in Two Charts", on the Economic Policy Institute blog. The post features two animated graphs that show the relationship between union decline and inequality.

  • Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

    Housing and Land Use Policy program Director Jerry Anthony has been appointed a Director of the World Institute of Sustainable Habitats.