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Who really makes the minimum wage?


From the Northwest Indiana Times:

04/13/2011

Why Sarah Palin is smarter than Harvard


From Madison:
It would be safe to say that most Republicans think that it is morally wrong to take wealth from the rich and redistribute it to the poor. It's also a safe bet that most Democrats think that Sarah Palin is rather stupid. A recent study by economist Gary Richardson of the University of California, Irvine should cause partisans in both camps to change their assumptions. Professor Richardson found that Alaska gets $1.64 back for every dollar it sends to Washington. It appears that Sarah and her fellow Alaskans are laughing all the way to the bank.

04/05/2011

Airfares rise with oil prices


From the Centre Daily Times:

03/07/2011

Experts: Legal path to work in U.S. needed


From My San Antonio:

03/04/2011

Household chores or ‘women’s work’?


Determining who cooks and who cleans in a household may feel like a personal decision arrived at by individual couples, but UCI sociologist Judith Treas says culture and societal characteristics have a major influence on how domestic duties get divvied up in homes around the globe.  In Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective, Treas, coeditor Sonja Drobnic, and

02/08/2011

Neumark to testify before State Senate on merits of hiring and earned income credits, pitfalls of Enterprise Zone Program


In its review of proposed legislation by Governor Brown that would repeal California's Enterprise Zone program, the State Senate is calling on the expertise of UCI economics professor David Neumark.

A research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research and Bren fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), Neumark is an expert on minimum wage and labor policy and will be a member of the five-person speaker panel.

02/08/2011

Enterprise zone program too costly to keep as is


From the San Francisco Chronicle:

02/07/2011

Locking up ethnic minority men helps children as it lowers the number of poor fathers, U.S. study finds


From the Daily Mail Reporter:

The research tracked the rising numbers of men from a 'minority' background in jail, and found a link to the reduction in high school drop out rates. The unexpected results suggest two-parent households may not always be best for children, say the researchers from the University of California, Irvine. They said policymakers should encourage parenting skills and help low income families, rather than attempting to bolster marriage.

01/26/2011
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