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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 […]

Labor Mobility and Wages of the Rich Country Poor, Part Two: Instruments to Targets

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

In the last month three working papers were posted in the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) series on one very narrow question. The question is whether the massive and sudden migration flow of Cubans (around 90,000 arrived in six months April to October 1980) into Miami, USA from the Mariel Boatlift had an impact on the wages and/or employment of natives. The Mariel Boatlift is extensively studied because it is a nearly perfect natural experiment. In the classic study on the topic David Card (1990) compared Miami to other US cities and found little or no impact […]

Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

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

Homeless residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, wait in line for food. CHARLOTTE—Shamelle Jackson moved here from Philadelphia, hoping to find work opportunities and better schools for her four children, who range in age from two to 14. Instead, she found a city with expensive housing, few good jobs, and schools that can vary dramatically in quality. “I’ve never struggled as hard as I do here in Charlotte,” Jackson, 34, told me.

Jackson isn’t alone. Data suggests that Charlotte is a dead-end for people trying to escape poverty. That’s especially startling because the city is a leader in economic development in […]

New report examines social mobility within the chemical engineering profession

July 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Social mobility report 2017

A report published today by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG), has revealed that work experience is more influential than socio-economic background in relation to employment prospects for chemical engineering students.

Social mobility and the chemical engineering profession in the UK , presents findings of a survey taken by more than 1,700 IChemE UK members in October 2016. The research looked at the effect of parental occupation, childhood household income and education history on the chemical engineering sector.

The results offer intriguing insights into the socio-economic influences on the career prospects of IChemE members […]

One of Goldman Sachs’ most senior executives moonlights as a DJ in Miami

July 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

David Solomon Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs When David Solomon isn’t helping run one of Wall Street’s most powerful banks, he is manning the mixers under the stage name DJ D-Sol, according to Kate Kelly at the New York Times .

The Goldman Sachs co-chief operating officer and president recently shared a 30-second video on his private Instagram account of his performance during a July 4 celebration in the Bahamas.

"Great fun this weekend spinning at Nipper’s in Great Guana Cay," the 55-year-old banker wrote."Mr. Solomon’s hobby has become a more or less monthly gig, with recent stops in New York, Miami, and the Bahamas, all […]