Social & Education Policy
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

    Karen Heimer has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences Panel on assessing and developing best practices and methods for measuring rape and sexual assault.
  • Thursday, January 26th, 2012

    Public Finance researcher Phuong Nguyen has been awarded the 2012 Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Association for Education Finance & Policy (AEFP). Dr. Nguyen's dissertation explores education policies and finance issues in three locations.
  • Monday, December 5th, 2011

    Dr. Phuong Nguyen, researcher in the PPC Social Science Program, was quoted in the Iowa Press-Citizen in an article titled Cities' Debt Varies Across County. With interest rates at an all time low, many municipalities have chosen to increase their outstanding debt by issuing bonds.
  • Monday, November 21st, 2011

    Does older always mean wiser? Not when it comes to the foreclosure crisis. Jerry Anthony, Director of the PPC Housing and Land Use program has found that the chance of being "housebroke" was higher if the oldest adult in a household was 65 or more.

  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

    Professor Karen Heimer hosted the first Social Science Interdisciplinary Group (SSIG) colloquium featuring the activities of the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Hawkeye Poll. ISRC Staff provided an overview of the center’s services and of the Hawkeye Poll.