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Supporting Childcare Capacity: A Policy Menu for New Jersey

November 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Supporting Childcare Capacity: A Policy Menu for New Jersey

By Sarah F. Small, Jocelyn Fischer, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, and Debra Lancaster. With New Jersey facing childcare shortages, policymakers are wondering how we can improve the supply of childcare services [...]

New Jersey’s Changing Population and Childcare Needs

August 24th, 2022|Comments Off on New Jersey’s Changing Population and Childcare Needs

by Sarah F. Small and Debra Lancaster Like many parents in the United States, New Jersey parents have faced some formidable obstacles finding accessible quality childcare. This is particularly true given changes in the childcare [...]

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Prevalence of Child Poverty in New Jersey

June 27th, 2022|Comments Off on Prevalence of Child Poverty in New Jersey

by Maia de la Calle, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™) Over the past two decades, children in New Jersey have been more afflicted by poverty than have adults. Growing up in poverty translates to higher [...]

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Pandemic’s Impact on Women in NJ: Domestic Violence, Access to Healthcare and Housing

May 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Pandemic’s Impact on Women in NJ: Domestic Violence, Access to Healthcare and Housing

By Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster With so much economic precarity brought on by the pandemic, many women in New Jersey have been confronted with issues of homelessness and inaccessible healthcare. According to the US [...]

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COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap in New Jersey

March 24th, 2022|Comments Off on COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap in New Jersey

With childcare disruptions, deep unemployment, and job changes, women in New Jersey have faced turbulent economic prospects worse than men’s along several dimensions throughout the pandemic. However, New Jersey women are no stranger to economic [...]