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Sáenz, Rogelio; Sparks, Corey; Validova, Asiya – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2021
In this brief, authors Rogelio Sáenz, Corey Sparks, and Asiya Validova report that in April 2020, after the first two months of significant spread of COVID-19 in the United States, nearly 25 million fewer people had a job. In June 2021, there were still 5.9 million fewer people employed, representing a drop of 3.7 percent in workers since before…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Employment Level, Unemployment
Leonard, Sarah E. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
Research on narrowing the academic achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth tends to focus on the inputs provided by schools. Little attention, however, is paid to extracurricular activities, both structured and unstructured, even though extracurricular participation and employment can have positive impacts similar to in-school…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Status
Young, Justin R. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2015
This brief uses data collected by the Manchester Health Department in 2013 and analyzed by the Carsey School of Public Policy in the Bakersville, Beech Street, and Gossler Park neighborhoods in Manchester, New Hampshire, to provide information about how barriers to various dimensions of well-being differ by place and also across race/ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Well Being, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Staunton, Michael S.; Jaffee, Eleanor M. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2014
In this brief, authors Michael Staunton and Eleanor Jaffee review the key findings and recommendations from research conducted in the first half of the Coös Youth Study, which began in 2008 and is planned to continue through 2018. The study explores young people's decisions about their educational and job opportunities in rural northern New…
Descriptors: Youth, Longitudinal Studies, Decision Making, Geographic Location