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The Revival of Urban Enterprise Zones in New Jersey

2022-05-20T14:29:35-05:00

By Adam Scavette Last summer, then acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation to devote $42.5 million toward restoring the state’s Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ) to full operation for fiscal year 2022. In this piece, I discuss the history and performance of UEZs and opportunities to increase their effectiveness. The UEZ program is designed [...]

The Revival of Urban Enterprise Zones in New Jersey2022-05-20T14:29:35-05:00

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice Action Planning

2022-05-19T15:01:27-05:00

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 Planning2022-05-19T15:01:27-05:00

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

2022-05-18T14:59:21-05:00

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 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Point-In-Time Count data, the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in New Jersey actually [...]

Pandemic’s Impact on Women in NJ: Domestic Violence, Access to Healthcare and Housing2022-05-18T14:59:21-05:00

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

2022-05-16T09:42:10-05:00

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 20202022-05-16T09:42:10-05:00

Understanding Awareness and Impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant and the Garden State Guarantee in Newark, NJ

2022-05-13T08:16:27-05:00

By Elisabeth Kim, Ph.D., Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., and Robyn Brady Ince, Ed.M. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark are working in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab to explore the implementation and impact of Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and [...]

Understanding Awareness and Impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant and the Garden State Guarantee in Newark, NJ2022-05-13T08:16:27-05:00

Challenges with Telehealth Adoption in Light of a Global Pandemic

2022-05-09T09:16:33-05:00

Rajisha Shah, Aakanksha Deoli, MHA The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant increase in telehealth volume and revolutionized healthcare regulatory guidelines for its use. Telehealth expanded access to care, especially during the pandemic, and made chronic disease management more convenient. The healthcare landscape saw a significant shift with the increasing growth of telemedicine companies, and commercial [...]

Challenges with Telehealth Adoption in Light of a Global Pandemic2022-05-09T09:16:33-05:00

Guilt Tipping and the Inflated Default Tip

2022-05-04T07:37:07-05:00

By Michael L. Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) In a recent article, New York Times reporter Christina Morales writes about the spread of “tipping fatigue,” noting how electronic screens now recommend tips as high as 35 percent of the bill and how these screens are cropping up at new places, like bakeries, movie theaters, [...]

Guilt Tipping and the Inflated Default Tip2022-05-04T07:37:07-05:00

Using Creative Informatics and Artificial Intelligence to Address the Drug Addiction Crisis in New Jersey

2022-04-29T11:46:39-05:00

Shiya John, Gavin Rozzi and Jim Samuel New Jersey has a persistent substance addiction problem which must be viewed in the context of laws, policies, and initiatives implemented to address it. The most recent numbers from New Jersey’s Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner show that despite many rigorous efforts during the previous decade, [...]

Using Creative Informatics and Artificial Intelligence to Address the Drug Addiction Crisis in New Jersey2022-04-29T11:46:39-05:00

How has COVID Affected Women and Work in New Jersey? Our New Report Investigates

2022-04-26T15:25:01-05:00

Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster Women’s work lives have been disrupted in profound ways during COVID-19: in their roles as frontline workers confronting the virus, as caregivers taking on even more unpaid care work at home due to childcare disruptions, and as unemployed workers in sectors hit hardest by business closures during the height of [...]

How has COVID Affected Women and Work in New Jersey? Our New Report Investigates2022-04-26T15:25:01-05:00

U.S. Census Bureau Classification of Arab Populations

2022-04-28T18:26:23-05:00

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 Populations2022-04-28T18:26:23-05:00
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