2020

America's hardest places to grow up

Heller in the News
January 22, 2020

Axios cites data from the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy's new study to reveal the least and the most desirable places in the country for a growing child. According to the newly-released Child Opportunity Index, Bakersfield, California offers the least amount of opportunities for youths; On the other hand, Madison, Wisconsin, is on top of the list.

diversitydatakids.org announces the Child Opportunity Index 2.0

Heller in the News
January 22, 2020

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy has released the Child Opportunity Index 2.0, which reveals pervasive geographic and racial inequities in neighborhood opportunity for children nationwide.

Methadone can help people beat opioid addiction — if they can afford it

Heller in the News
January 16, 2020

In Vox, Sharon Reif explains that while methadone treatment might help people with an opioid addiction save money and get off opioids, not everyone can use this option. “If you’re somebody who has active opioid use disorder and you can no longer hold a job, now you’re no longer commercially insured. So insurers’ longer-term costs [due to untreated opioid addiction] may disappear fairly quickly," she says.

Black China: Africa's First Superpower Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Heller in the News
January 15, 2020

Speaking to MSN about Nigeria's booming growth in economy and human development, Oge Onubogu, MA SID'07 says: "Nigeria lurches from one crisis to another, but whenever you think it's about to topple over, it pulls itself back." Onubogu currently leads the Africa programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Start Erasing Student Debt on Her First Day in the White House

Heller in the News
January 15, 2020

Rolling Stone discusses U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to erase student debts which cited a study by Institute on Assets and Social Policy at the Heller School.

Trump’s joint-employer rule curbs wage theft lawsuits, but not in California

Heller in the News
January 14, 2020

In the LA Times, David Weil calls the concept of joint employment critical because in many industries, workers’ pay and job conditions are affected by multiple employers.

New Joint Employer Rule Hinges on Reception in Court

Heller in the News
January 14, 2020

In Bloomberg Law, David Weil comments on a new Trump administration regulation making it harder for workers to sue multiple employers for wage violations.

The new normal: How we redefine fair pay for low-wage workers

Heller News Release
January 13, 2020

Dean David Weil leads research team in national study of labor market shocks and evolving wage norms.

Albany Leaders Respond To Disparities Highlighted In National Report

Heller in the News
January 13, 2020

In response to WAMC, Albany leaders vow to work on racial disparities reported by the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy. Statistics gathered by the institute showed a sharp racial divide in access to opportunities in almost every major metropolitan area in the US, with Albany being among the worst.

Regis College trustees extend presidency of Hays to 2023

Heller in the News
January 10, 2020

The Regis College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the presidency of Antoinette Hays, PhD'90, until 2023. "I am humbled by the confidence the trustees have in me. Together we will continue to grow this great university and produce graduates who have the knowledge and compassion to improve our global condition," she said. Hays was appointed the 10th president of Regis College in 2011.

Anita Hill Appears In Video Urging Hollywood To Take Survey On Harassment, Abuse And Discrimination

Heller in the News
January 09, 2020

Deadline Hollywood shares a public service announcement featuring Anita Hill, in which she urges entertainment industry workers to take part in a survey to gauge the extent of harassment, abuse and discrimination in the workplace.

In Library Renovations, When Do Discussions of Disability Arise?

Heller in the News
January 03, 2020

In the Book Riot, Sandy Ho reminds libraries and other public spaces why meeting the minimum accessibility requirements for people with disabilities is not enough. "Spaces often forget to consider that people with disabilities could be patrons, but also they could be consumers, leaders, and/or employees in that public space as well," she says.

How Racial Bias Shielded Thousands Of Black Americans From The Opioid Crisis

Heller in the News
January 03, 2020

In WBUR, Andrew Kolodny says he fears addiction stereotypes about black and white drug users may continue to fuel the deadly opioid addiction crisis.

Lagging in 2020, Buffalo needs to close gaps to prosper by 2030

Heller in the News
January 01, 2020

Buffalo News cites the Child Opportunity Index compiled by the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy to suggest a roadmap for Buffalo County towards minimizing its socio-economic inequalities.