News: Social Policy

Elevating the Profession One Ballot at a Time

Before the real Iowa caucuses took place, Hillis Elementary School in Des Moines held a Cookie Caucus, in which M&M…

February 10 @ 6:07 pm

Poverty Center & Robin Hood Expand Scope of Their New York City Survey

An expanded poverty tracking survey will now look at early childhood poverty and the experiences of Asian-American New Yorkers. What’s…

November 25, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

FACULTY Q&A: Heidi Allen

Associate Professor Heidi Allen joined the School of Social Work faculty in 2012, after working as a research scientist on…

October 9, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

Welfare and Well-Being: Life Satisfaction Among Welfare Recipients in Rural China

In a new study, Professor Qin Gao and her colleague found that for rural participants in China’s social safety net…

August 23, 2019 @ 5:04 pm

What We Know—and Don’t Know—about Paid Family Care Leave

Professor Jane Waldfogel and public health student Emma Liebman locate a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system. Though…

June 24, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

Heidi Allen on American Healthcare and the People Left Behind

The School of Social Work professor has seen some of the worst inequalities in American healthcare up close and is…

June 3, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

Michael Tubbs on Structural Violence, UBI, and the Dignity of Work

During a full day of events, the millennial mayor of Stockton, California, inspired all he met with his determination to…

May 13, 2019 @ 8:51 pm

School of Social Work Launches MOOC on Social Policy, Its First

When public policy courses are taught at universities in the United States, programs that involve caring for citizens’ welfare typically…

February 8, 2019 @ 8:10 pm

PhD Alum Brings Social Work Ethos to State Government

With a career merging social work and politics, doctoral alumna Mathylde Frontus has found her seat at the table. She…

January 14, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

In Address to Class of 2018, Alumnus Dr. Charles E. Lewis Calls for More Social Workers to Enter Politics

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Dr. Charles E. Lewis at the graduation ceremony for…

October 8, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

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