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  • IGPA demographer co-authors Brookings Institution study on immigrants’ contributions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory IGPA demographer co authors Brookings Institution study on immigrants contributions June 9 2011 A new study from the Brookings Institution co authored by IGPA demographer Matthew Hall concludes that the growing economic contributions of America s immigrants need to be better reflected in national policy The new report The Geography of Immigrant Skills Educational Profiles of Metropolitan Areas examines data from the nation s 100 largest metropolitan areas Hall left who wrote the report with Brookings Senior Fellow Audrey Singer and two colleagues found that more immigrants have at least a bachelor s degree than lack a high school diploma This is a major challenge for those regions with large high skilled immigrant populations said Hall who also is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago We need better strategies to match qualified workers with appropriate jobs The new report is part of the Brookings Institution s Metropolitan Policy Program It finds that in 44 of the nation s 100 largest metropolitan areas including Midwestern cities such as St Louis Detroit and Cleveland college educated immigrants outnumber immigrants without high school diplomas by at least 25 percent Midwest metropolitan areas such as Des Moines Kansas City Milwaukee and Chicago are among the areas that have balanced skill levels among their immigrant populations according to the study With the United States at a critical point in both immigration policy and economic trajectory policymakers should carefully weigh options to provide support for immigrant workers at all skill levels to keep the United States globally competitive the authors wrote Download the full report See the news release from the Brookings Institution See the story in the Washington Post Library Special Publications Related Content The

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/press/hall-immigrants-brookings (2016-02-17)
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  • New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy Author s Darren H Lubotsky Health care reform has been policy makers primary focus for much of the last year culminating with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was signed into law by President Obama on March 23 2010 The vigorous national debate that preceded the new law has highlighted the importance of innovative and high quality research on health and health care policy The New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy Conference held on March 22 23 2010 and jointly sponsored by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago brought together leading researchers to present new studies on several salient health policy topics Attachment Size Health Care Policy Conference Highlights pdf 285 96 KB Library Conference Related Information Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/conference-highlights-health-policy-march2010 (2016-02-17)
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  • New Members Conference: The Illinois State Budget: A Bleak Fiscal Future | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory New Members Conference The Illinois State Budget A Bleak Fiscal Future Author s David F Merriman Richard F Dye This is the slide presentation made by David Merriman and Richard Dye to to newly elected members of the Illinois General Assembly on Nov 16 2010 in Springfield Ill Dye and Merriman outlined the condition

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/merriman-new-legislators (2016-02-17)
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  • The Illinois Economy: Current and Future Fiscal Challenges | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory The Illinois Economy Current and Future Fiscal Challenges Author s David F Merriman Richard F Dye Illinois faces a long list of fiscal challenges a fall 2010 deficit close to 12 3 billion rapidly increasing health care costs and a high unemployment rate Economists predict that the state s economic recovery will be slow ensuring economic and fiscal stress will be likely for some time to come The Economics team at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs answered questions about the state s fiscal future What can the University of Illinois community expect in 2011 One thing is for sure there are no easy solutions Attachment Size The Illinois Economy Fiscal Challenges 110110 pdf 1 38 MB Library Special Publications Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/2010-economy-briefing (2016-02-17)
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  • Public Spending on Health Insurance in Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Public Spending on Health Insurance in Illinois Author s Robert Kaestner This is the PowerPoint presentation made by Robert Kaestner to newly elected members of the Illinois General Assembly on Nov 16 2010 in Springfield Ill Kaestner explained the state s health care situation and the effects that federal

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/kaestner-new-legislators-111610 (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum: Questions for Policy Makers & Citizens about Proposals for Greening the Economy | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Fiscal Futures Flash Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum Questions for Policy Makers Citizens about Proposals for Greening the Economy In an effort to solve two problems at once governments at all levels have been looking to green investment proposals intended simultaneously to produce economic growth and reduce environmental problems This edition of Policy Forum e xamines the green investment literature and suggests some questions that policymakers and voters ought to ask about green investment programs before committing public resources to them The focus is on on two key issues 1 definitional issues surrounding claimed benefits and 2 methodological issues in calculating how many such jobs exist Attachment Size PF22 2final pdf 532 76 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute of Government and

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/PF22-2 (2016-02-17)
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  • Web 2.0 Social Media Presence Among the Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois - II | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Web 2 0 Social Media Presence Among the Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois II Since the first of the year 2010 Illinois candidates for U S Senate and governor have increased their campaigning in various ways There have been debates ongoing voter canvassing and increased television advertising Amid this range of communication social media have also become more visible with candidates previewing advertisements

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/social-media-2-2010 (2016-02-17)
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  • Social Media Activity Among Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Social Media Activity Among Candidates for Statewide Office in Illinois The Presidential campaign of Barack Obama made extensive use of social media in organizing the campaign from the preprimary period through the primaries and then through the general election The campaign was credited with setting the standard for how social media can be used for political campaigns As another campaign cycle is starting for

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/social-media-2010 (2016-02-17)
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