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In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’

February 18, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’

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For Terik Tidwell, teaching kids to code is not just about algorithms or apps—it’s about economic mobility.

Tidwell is director of STEM innovation at Johnson C. Smith University, an historically-black college situated in the heart of Charlotte, NC. The city is marked by contradiction : On one hand, the place is booming, home to the headquarters of Bank of America and an emerging start-up scene. But a recent analysis scored Charlotte worst for economic mobility in a survey of the nation’s 50 largest cities, with pockets of concentrated poverty cut off from the rich opportunities just around […]

Economic factors influence parenting style

February 17, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A team of U.S. researchers has suggested that parenting styles are shaped by economic factors that incentivise one strategy over others.

The team asserted that economic conditions, especially inequality and return to education, have influenced child-rearing.

“All parents want their children to succeed and we argue that the economic environment influences their methods of child-rearing,”“For instance, greater occupational mobility and lower inequality today makes an authoritarian approach less effective than generations ago. It’s not that parents spare the rod because they are more concerned about their children’s wellbeing now than they were 100 years ago. Rather, parenting strategies adapted to the […]

The IMF Warns Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Trigger a Global ‘Race to the Bottom’

February 17, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Christine Lagarde. Photo: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images Last October, the International Monetary Fund released a paper arguing that inequality was undermining global economic growth — and thus, contrary to supply-side dogma, developed nations did not need to choose between progressive tax policies and growth-enhancing ones.

The United States could raise taxes on its wealthiest citizens and accelerate the growth of its GDP, simultaneously. On the other hand, were advanced economies to cut taxes on their rich — and consequently, shift the burden of taxation on to ordinary citizens, or cut public investment — they would risk reducing global growth.

But Donald Trump […]

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February 17, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Shirinzade, NatigPreprintMigration and social mobility within and between countries and its economic consequences in the period of globalizationSuggested Citation: Shirinzade, Natig (2017) : Migration and social mobility within and between countries and its economic consequences in the period of globalizationThis Version is available at: Dokumente auf EconStor dürfen zu eigenen wissenschaftlichen Zwecken und zum Privatgebrauch gespeichert und kopiert werden.Sie dürfen die Dokumente nicht für öffentliche oder kommerzielle Zwecke vervielfältigen, öffentlich ausstellen, öffentlich zugänglich machen, vertreiben oder anderweitig nutzen.Sofern die Verfasser die Dokumente unter Open-Content-Lizenzen (insbesondere CC-Lizenzen) zur Verfügung gestellt haben sollten, gelten […]

$90K stolen in robbery at Gretna hotel was BP settlement money: Gretna police

February 16, 2018 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

The roughly $90,000 in cash that a robbery victim had stashed in a lockbox in his vehicle was obtained through a BP oil spill settlement, according to Gretna Police Department Deputy Police Chief Anthony Christiana.

The unusually large amount of cash was the target of a Feb. 4 armed robbery carried out by at least seven men and women who split the stolen money, using some of the cash to buy vehicles, police said. Six of the seven suspected robbers have been arrested on armed robbery and battery charges, while police say they are trying to identify a seventh suspect.

The […]

Globalization, technology, and inequality: It’s the policies, stupid

February 16, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

We are living in a time of mounting societal discontent and political divisiveness—a “fractured world,” as captured in the theme of the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. In many countries, social disaffection with economic outcomes is up sharply, roiling the political landscape and stoking populist and nationalist sentiment. Brexit and the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election are but the more dramatic examples of these socio-political dynamics that hold wider sway.

What explains the rising tide of socio-economic unhappiness? The world has not become less prosperous. It is true that the global financial crisis caused major […]

Challenge Accepted: LSU President F. King Alexander outlines plan to tackle Louisiana’s problems

February 16, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

2.16.2018 F. King Alexander Addresses

LSU president F. King Alexander addresses a speech at the Student Union Theater on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. LSU President F. King Alexander addressed the University on Feb. 16 to demonstrate LSU’s ability to tackle issues faced by Louisiana and the nation.

The address marked the final event of LSU 2025: Challenge Accepted, where Alexander visited all seven campus locations across Louisiana, culminating with his address in the Student Union Theater Friday morning.

Alexander outlined six critical areas for the University to address: enhancing arts and culture, protecting the coast, fostering greater research and economic development, improving the state’s health and […]

SIGN THE PETITION: I Support the Creation of a RTD Youth Pass and Low-Income Pass

February 16, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

To the RTD Board of Directors, RTD Staff, and the RTD Pass Program Working Group:

I’m signing this letter in support of the efforts of RTD Pass Program Working Group members, community groups, and individuals who are advocating for the creation of a RTD Youth Pass and a RTD Low-Income Pass.

Specifically, I want RTD to create a Youth Pass that is free for youth riders 12 and under, and provides fares and passes at a 70% discount for youth 13-19 years old, or if they are still enrolled in a public school. I also want RTD to create a Low-Income […]

Achieving Economic Growth and Upward Moblity

February 16, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

2018 is a transition year in California politics and public policy.

Voters will elect a new Governor, replace at least seven constitutional officers and seat at least ten new members of the Legislature. Practicing direct democracy, voters will decide in November on as many as 20 ballot measures influencing the political and economic climate.

But no matter how the election battles play out, state officials face persistent economic development challenges in 2018 and beyond: how to encourage upward mobility for California residents and address differential economic success regionally and socioeconomically.The economy is growing, the state budget is balanced and drought anxieties […]