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  • Policy Forum 22:1 -- Utilizing a Couples Approach to Promote Employment Stability | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 22 1 Utilizing a Couples Approach to Promote Employment Stability Author s Kristin S Abner Rachel A Gordon Carolyn J Heinrich Family life and employment success are closely interrelated The ability to maintain employment can be dependent upon family support and families with two employed adults have increased economic stability and less dependence on government assistance programs It is surprising then that traditional government policies and programs have overlooked these associations This edition of Policy Forum provides the policy context for joint employment and relationship building programs and offers an evaluation of a program using a couples approach to improve service delivery and self sufficiency for vulnerable families The authors draw heavily from a recent article in Review of Economics of the Household Attachment Size PF22 1FINAL pdf 637 64 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/PF22-1-Couples-Employment-Stability (2016-02-17)
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  • IGPA Annual Report 2008-2009 | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory IGPA Annual Report 2008 2009 The 2008 2009 Annual Report represents the contributions of the Institute its faculty and its staff to the research and public engagement missions of the University of Illinois during the year See a full online presentation of the Annual Report Attachment Size IGPA Annual Report 2008 2009 1 86 MB Appendix A Media Activity

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/AnnualReport-2008-09 (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum 21:4 - Minimum Wages and Employment in Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 21 4 Minimum Wages and Employment in Illinois Author s Elizabeth T Powers Whether minimum wage policies are more or less effective than other policies to support families incomes has been the subject of debate for several decades Advantages of the minimum wage are its philosophical appeal and its relative simplicity of implementation In addition there is no explicit and readily available accounting of the cost of the minimum wage For instance politicians do not have to raise revenue to fund it While the potential downside of the minimum wage is higher employer costs higher prices to consumers and lower employment these potential burdens are obscured because they are diffused among employers consumers and workers This Policy Forum presents evidence about the effect of Illinois recent series of minimum wage hikes on downstate fast food employment Attachment Size PF21 4FINAL pdf 587 85 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/PF21-4 (2016-02-17)
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  • Absentee Voting Bill is A Good Candidate for a Veto | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Absentee Voting Bill is A Good Candidate for a Veto Author s Brian J Gaines James Kuklinski Attachment Size Gaines Kuklinski absentee 052109 updated pdf 13 27 KB Library

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/opinion-absentee-052109 (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum 21-3 -- State Health Insurance Regulations: Implications for Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 21 3 State Health Insurance Regulations Implications for Illinois Author s Anthony T Lo Sasso At various times advocates politicians policy analysts and concerned citizens have recommended reforms of state small group and non group individual health insurance markets The early to mid 1990s was a period in which health care issues rose to the top of federal and state agendas and we appear to be entering another such period of acute interest in expanding health insurance coverage While few have forgotten the failed Task Force on National Health Care Reform under the Clinton Administration more easily forgotten are the concurrent efforts by states to provide universal health insurance coverage There are important lessons to be learned from generations of state initiatives lest states be condemned to relive the failed policies of the past Attachment Size PolicyForum213 pdf 158 38 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/PF21-3 (2016-02-17)
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  • Initial Assessment of the Impact on the Illinois Economy of: 2009 Federal Stimulus Package and Illinois House Bill 210 | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Initial Assessment of the Impact on the Illinois Economy of 2009 Federal Stimulus Package and Illinois House Bill 210 Author s Geoffrey J D Hewings IGPA economist Geoffrey Hewings has analyzed the impact on the Illinois economy of the federal stimulus package and of Illinois House Bill 210 which providesfor a 3 billion mini capital construction program

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/April2009-stimulus-impact (2016-02-17)
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  • Lessons from our Olympic Competition: Six ideas to improve the CTA without spending much money | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Lessons from our Olympic Competition Six ideas to improve the CTA without spending much money Author s David F Merriman An opinion article by IGPA professor David Merriman suggests that Chicago would do well to incorporate some of Tokyo s mass transit innovations if the city wishes to land the 2016 Olympics The op ed was published by the

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/opinion-CTA-merriman-april2009 (2016-02-17)
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  • Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to Reform in Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to Reform in Illinois Author s Kent Redfield Christopher Z Mooney Richard J Winkel Jim Edgar Former Gov Jim Edgar a distinguished fellow at IGPA since 1999 adds some personal observations about Illinois government in an Epilogue He challenges the political parties in the state to take responsibility for the qualifications and character of candidates they put forth and he challenges Illinois voters to take responsibility to be educated about candidates and issues Former Gov Jim Edgar a distinguished fellow at IGPA since 1999 adds some personal observations about Illinois government in an Epilogue He challenges the political parties in the state to take responsibility for the qualifications and character of candidates they put forth and he challenges Illinois voters to take responsibility to be educated about candidates and issues Read this White Paper on Government Reform practices pdf Library Special Publications Search the web Search igpa

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/igpa-government-reform-2009 (2016-02-17)
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