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APPAM Fall 2022 Conference: SNAP Administrative Burdens Presentation

2022-11-28T09:45:26-05:00

By Stephanie Walsh In the context of governmental services, administrative burdens refer to the costs and barriers experienced by individuals. When burdens are high, the costs associated with benefit of public goods or services hinder accessibility. Past research has identified administrative burdens throughout the public sector – in public benefits, the justice system, healthcare, and [...]

APPAM Fall 2022 Conference: SNAP Administrative Burdens Presentation2022-11-28T09:45:26-05:00

Heat or Eat? The Low-Income Home Energy Distribution Program (LIHEAP) and Its Implications for New Jersey

2022-11-30T14:45:30-05:00

By Josephine O'Grady. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) is a federal block grant program that assists low-income families with the cost of paying their utility bills in areas including extreme heat and cold, household revisions to improve energy efficiency [...]

Heat or Eat? The Low-Income Home Energy Distribution Program (LIHEAP) and Its Implications for New Jersey2022-11-30T14:45:30-05:00

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice in New Jersey

2022-10-21T16:49:55-04:00

By Jeanne Herb. Over the past year, the New Jersey State Policy Lab has provided support to a collaborative effort of the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the New Jersey Department of Environmental protection [...]

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice in New Jersey2022-10-21T16:49:55-04:00

What Influences Differences in New Jersey’s Municipal Tax Rates?

2022-10-21T19:42:22-04:00

by Michael Lahr, Tia Azzi, and Maia de la Calle, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service It is vital for New Jersey policymakers to understand what affects municipal tax rates. In this brief, we analyze local government spending and attempt to equalize effective municipal tax rates across New Jersey’s counties. To do this, we identify the variables [...]

What Influences Differences in New Jersey’s Municipal Tax Rates?2022-10-21T19:42:22-04:00

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Poverty Rates in New Jersey, 2010-2020

2022-10-21T16:45:07-04:00

by Maia de la Calle, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™) To gain a clear understanding of racial and ethnic disparities related to poverty, it is most important to focus on the poverty rate rather than the poverty count. According to the results presented in Figure 1.1, a much greater share of Black (17.3 percent) and [...]

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Poverty Rates in New Jersey, 2010-20202022-10-21T16:45:07-04:00

Perspectives on Poverty in New Jersey, 2008-2020

2022-10-21T16:35:21-04:00

Maia de la Calle, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™) The impact of the pandemic on poverty and inequality continues to be studied at a global and national scale.[1],[2] Although the U.S. Census data have yet to reflect the full extent of the pandemic on poverty, numbers are expected to rise [3] due to an economic [...]

Perspectives on Poverty in New Jersey, 2008-20202022-10-21T16:35:21-04:00

State Equity Initiatives

2022-10-21T19:52:35-04:00

by Marilyn Rubin Government actions have the potential to make a substantial and lasting impact on equity for all residents. One of government’s most powerful levers for advancing equity is its budget, “the medium through which [flows] the essential life of support systems of public policy” (Wildavsky & Caiden 2001, p. xxvii). Advancing equity has [...]

State Equity Initiatives2022-10-21T19:52:35-04:00

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice Action Planning

2022-10-21T16:32:32-04:00

By Rachel Brown For more than 50 years, community leaders and researchers have been drawing attention to disproportionate environmental burden and health disparities in low-income and communities of color. Here in New Jersey and as far back as 1998, the state has been working to systematically address Environmental Justice as an overarching public policy goal. [...]

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice Action Planning2022-10-21T16:32:32-04:00

Population Density and New Jersey’s Two Largest Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups in 2020

2022-10-21T16:32:02-04:00

Tia Azzi and Michael Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) Introduction This is the third brief that reports data on New Jersey from the 2020 decennial census. The first presents a summary dataset that R/Econ™ produced for the New Jersey State Policy Lab in the form of readily accessed spreadsheets.[1] The second examines differences between [...]

Population Density and New Jersey’s Two Largest Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups in 20202022-10-21T16:32:02-04:00

U.S. Census Bureau Classification of Arab Populations

2022-10-21T16:29:45-04:00

by Tia Azzi, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) Introduction to the Arab Community Ethnic identity can be a complex topic, and one that is challenging to adequately capture in national surveys. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries are ethnically diverse and comprised of various Arab and non-Arab groups; the latter includes Persians, Turks, [...]

U.S. Census Bureau Classification of Arab Populations2022-10-21T16:29:45-04:00
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