Second half of Child Tax Credit can only be claimed by filing tax return
The recent report by the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab, found that nearly half of eligible parents in the Garden State did not receive advance payments.
EJB Talks’ Stuart Shapiro talks with Executive Director Elizabeth Cooner
Elizabeth Cooner, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Policy Lab talks about the Lab’s mission of conducting rigorous evidence-based research to help inform New Jersey’s policymakers on solutions to important policy questions that are effective, innovative, and always have a focus on equity.
Newark’s Response to Pandemic Housing Crisis is a ‘Success Story’, Study Says
The City of Newark’s ability to distribute federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds during a housing crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic was lauded as a “success story” compared to other large New Jersey cities, according to a recent study by the New Jersey State Policy Lab at Rutgers University.
New Jersey Policy Lab work featured in Results for America report recognizing NJ as an “honor roll” state
New Jersey Policy Lab was featured as a “promising example” of the State of New Jersey using program evaluations to improve results, according to a recent Results for America report cited by the Office of the Governor.
State efforts to close the K-12 digital divide may come up short
While the Murphy administration was successful in giving 358,212 students access to critical education tools they previously lacked, the digital divide remains a problem in New Jersey as well as throughout the nation.
Senate vaccine mandate vote shows congressional weakness on regulations
Major policy decisions such as how to combat climate change, how to provide adequate oversight of our financial system, and how to strike the balance between public health protection and individual choice should be influenced by democratically elected officials.
Domestic violence survivors often suffer financial abuse, too
“The sort of common characteristic of financial abuse is one of control, an abuser trying to place as much control over someone’s life as possible,” said Andrea Hetling, a professor at Rutgers University who has published extensively on domestic violence.