Select Targets to View
TOPICS: ·BP Settlement·Economic Mobility
RELEVANCE: ·bad·not sure

OR Add to New Notebook:


Inequality: are hyper-selective universities making it worse?

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Donkey rides and polo players

Source: Alamy The great novel about universities and social hierarchy is Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure , as plenty of education researchers have realised. Poor stonemason Jude tries to teach himself Greek and Latin so as to gain admission to Christminster, a fictionalised version of the University of Oxford , but finds the university’s doors closed to him. “Those buildings and their associations and privileges were not for him,” Jude eventually realises. Looking on the spires and quadrangles of Christminster “he saw that his destiny lay not with these, but among the manual toilers”.

What Hardy expressed so well – […]

Is a Public Health Approach to “Toxic Stress” or Poverty At All Helpful?

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

“toxic.” Credit: wetribe July 12, 2017; New York Times

A New York Times article from last week describes how severe ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain . The article focuses on the treatment of children for whom the toxic stress of day-to-day survival results in learning disabilities, behavioral abnormalities, and possibly metabolic and immunological impairments. Mounting research on potential biological dangers of toxic stress is prompting a new public health approach to identifying and treating the effects of poverty, neglect, abuse and other adversity. While some in the medical community dispute that research, pediatricians, mental health specialists, educators […]

The 9 worst-run cities in the US

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

new york city subway

A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. AP/Mary Altaffer

From managing public transit to deciding whether to raise taxes, running a city is a huge responsibility.

As more Americans move to metropolitan areas, cities are getting larger. (In 26 metropolitan areas, populations grew by more than 10% from 2010 to 2016.) The job of the city official is to balance the needs of these growing populations against their operating budget.Some cities are doing a better job at this than others, according to a 2017 report […]

The State of the Left in Latin America: Ecuador and Bolivia After the Pink Tide

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Bolivian President Evo Morales (left) and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa (right) meet in Cochabamba in 2013. (flickr / Fernanda LeMarie)

Part 1 in our two-part discussion on the state of the Left in Latin America, originally presented at Left Forum in a panel sponsored by NACLA and Jacobin Magazine in New York City on June 2, 2017. Tweet Bolivian President Evo Morales (left) and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa (right) meet in Cochabamba in 2013. (flickr / Fernanda LeMarie) As rightwing governments take power in Argentina, Brazil, and elsewhere across the region, Ecuador’s leftwing Alianza País (Country Alliance, AP) and Bolivia’s Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement Towards Socialism, MAS) and Bolivia have managed to hold onto power.

Despite early gains in poverty […]

Community Impact Team Expands With Focus On Increasing Economic Mobility

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to the organization’s community impact team. The pair will jointly lead implementation of United Way’s recently launched community impact strategy focused on building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic needs support across our region.

“We are very pleased to add two individuals to our team with such a deep understanding of the issues behind economic mobility,” said Laura Clark, United Way Chief Impact Officer. “With deep ties to our region, Kellie and Adelaide each bring unique experiences and […]

Inyathelo secures R11 million grant to boost education institutions’ capacity

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

In an effort to help eliminate economic inequality through improved education, The Kresge Foundation has awarded a grant of US$857 734 (about R11,1 million) to Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, for the Kresge-Inyathelo Advancement Initiative (KIAI). The Kresge Foundation is a US philanthropic private foundation that has funded Inyathelo to build South African advancement capacity since 2005.

Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo, says, “We’re thrilled to accept this grant as it could not come at a more appropriate time, with unprecedented pressures on education. We cherish our long and meaningful history with the Kresge Foundation and this […]

Career guidance and bridging the social mobility gap

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

nicholas miller

<< back nicholas miller Nik Miller, an AGR associate and Director of the Bridge Group, shares a study on the link between socio-economic background and graduate outcomes, considering the role of universities and employers. He has advised on strategies to improve socio-economic diversity and is regularly commissioned to author national policy reports.

The key social policy challenge of our time

It’s no easy task for a country to maintain its position as the least equal in Europe.The UK continues to hold this accolade, and the debate about social mobility rages on. It is increasingly hard to feel proud, […]

Letter: America should focus on new skills training

July 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

To the editor:

Decades ago, offshoring of jobs was largely limited to the textile industry. Industries such as leather, footwear and clothing then began seeing offshoring. These are labor-intensive jobs requiring relatively lower skills.

In the 21st century, jobs are also being offshored from IT, accounting, architecture, medicine, legal services, advanced engineering design, news reporting, medical services, human resources, sales, marketing and health services, which require relatively higher skills. The supply of these skills is abundant and cheaper in countries like China and India. These are the jobs of the American dream, jobs that offer the pathways to higher mobility, that […]

12 workout accessories that will help you prevent your next gym injury

July 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

woman running stretching fitness exercise jogging

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Shutterstock With all the ads out there for wrinkle-removing eye-cream, life-altering natural mud masks, and a widespread — albeit vague — idea that we can live much longer if we take baby aspirin once a day, it can be easy to forget that we are not entirely in control of what our body does or does not do.

We wrinkle, but the subtext of that is that we age. You can slow it […]

Registration opens for 2017 California Economic Summit

July 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Registration for the 2017 California Economic Summit, to be held in San Diego on November 2-3, is now open. The sixth annual statewide gathering of the state’s largest public- and private-sector network will build on the progress made in workforce preparation, housing and community development, infrastructure and working landscapes.

Read the 2017 Summit Agenda and register today .

Californians from all regions will join the Summit coalition to bolster economic security, middle-wage jobs with a future, and sustainable communities. The 2017 Summit will seek to advance these ambitious themes: Create a unifying triple-bottom-line vision for increasing economic security and upward […]