Public Sector Workforce Policy Topics

Jul 28, 2020

 

This memo is included in the Local Government COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guide.

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May 26, 2020

 

This memo is included in the Local Government COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guide.

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Apr 01, 2017

 

Bridget I. Granger

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Michigan enrolls roughly 300,000 students in its fifteen public universities every year,1 but many of these students will never work or reside in Michigan after graduation. The state is currently experiencing a mass exodus of...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Carson Smith

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The state of Michigan faces a unique set of issues in its municipal finance system. Since Michigan’s “Lost Decade,” local governments have seen state obligations to provide revenue go unmet. This decrease in funding has exacerbated...

Oct 01, 2017

 

Claire M. Griffin

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The connection of food systems to the urban environment cannot be ignored as cities require outside production to provide the bulk of resources needed to sustain their residents’ physical, social, and economic needs. Literature...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Anna Silver

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A sea of carceral facilities has quietly seeped across the U.S. in the past several decades, yet almost no peer-reviewed research documenting the effect of a prison’s location on prisoners exists. To begin reversing this silence, this...

Mar 01, 2019

 

Kelia Washington

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A decade of major job loss resulted in declining government revenue, wages, and youth population in Michigan, all of which has place economic strain on the state and its residents. Michigan, once the leader in auto industry...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Thomas J. Kane, Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger

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Research on the relationship between teachers' characteristics and teacher effectiveness has been underway for over a century, yet little progress has been made in linking teacher...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig

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This study estimates the effects of means-tested housing programs on labor supply using data from a randomized housing voucher wait-list lottery in Chicago. Evidence for the net effects of housing programs on labor supply...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob

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This paper explores the phenomenon referred to as test score inflation, which occurs when achievement gains on "high-stakes" exams outpace improvements on "low-stakes" tests. The first part of the paper documents the extent to which...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee

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State requirements that high school graduates pass exit exams were the leading edge of the movement towards standards-based reform and continue to be adopted and refined by states today. In this study, we present new...

Feb 01, 2010

 

Brian Jacob

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This paper studies the effect of employment protection on worker productivity and firm output in the context of a public school system. In 2004, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) signed a new collective...

Mar 01, 2010

 

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This fourth brief in the series provides an overview of programs developed to spur economic growth through college scholarships and discusses the effects of such programs, with a particular focus on the Kalamazoo Promise.

Note: On of Oct. 13, 2009...

Apr 01, 2010

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Local government officials from across the state of Michigan were surveyed as part of the Michigan Public Policy Survey program during Fall 2009 in the second MPPS survey wave. This wave focused on educational, economic, and workforce development issues....

Aug 01, 2010

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The fiscal health of Michigan's local governments has declined in the last year and has become a much more widespread problem, increasingly affecting communities of all sizes, in all regions of the state. This MPPS report examines how local governments are being...

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