Forecast Direct

Job Search, Job Posting and Unemployment Insurance During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation with Leo Feler and Ioana Marinescu

The Forecast Direct podcast at UCLA Anderson features a conversation with Leo Feler and SP2 associate professor Ioana Marinescu regarding research on how enhanced unemployment insurance affected job search and employment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Books Network

Facilitating Injustice: The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946

SP2 associate professor Yoosun Park was a recent guest on the New Books Network to discuss her book, Facilitating Injustice: The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946. Dr. Park’s book describes the role of social workers in Japanese internment.

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New Yorker Radio Hour

The Child Tax Credit: One Small Step Toward Universal Basic Income?

The child tax credit can be seen as a type of scale model of universal basic income. On The New Yorker Radio Hour, Sheelah Kolhatkar moderates a conversation about this issue between SP2 assistant professor Amy Castro and Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute.

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WalletHub

2021’s Hardest-Working States in America

SP2 associate professor Ioana Marinescu is a featured expert in WalletHub’s analysis of the productivity and current conditions of workers across the United States.

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Marketplace

What will it take to diversify manufacturing?

SP2 associate professor Ioana Marinescu was a recent guest on NPR’s Marketplace, discussing the current state of U.S. economic growth and how uncertainty associated with the Delta variant is affecting the job market.
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USA Today

5 things you and your college-bound daughter need to know about campus sexual assault

In an opinion piece for USA Today, SP2 professor Susan B. Sorenson, PhD, writes about how parents can discuss campus sexual assault with their college-bound daughters

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Council on Social Work Education

Examining Social Work’s Involvement With Racially Punitive Systems

SP2 associate professor Yoosun Park, PhD, is highlighted in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)’s Center for Diversity’s Educator|Resource of the Month feature for her research, including the book Facilitating Injustice: The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal & Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946.

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KALW Public Media

Why The “Worker Shortage” Is A Reflection Of Low Wages & The Pandemic Forced Moms To Leave The Workforce

SP2 associate professor Ioana Marinescu, PhD, was a recent guest on KALW Local Public Radio to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered America’s work force and labor market.

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Penn Today

Restructuring competition: The Biden executive order and beyond

President Biden recently issued an executive order calling for new actions by the federal government aimed at increasing market competition and strengthening antitrust enforcement. To illuminate potential consequences and implications of the executive order, the Penn Program on Regulation held a panel discussion with leading scholars of antitrust law and policy: Herbert Hovenkamp, the James G. Dinan Professor at the Carey Law School and the Wharton School; Jonathan Klick, law professor at Penn Law; and Ioana Marinescu, associate professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice.

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SP2 News

U.S./Mexico border with wall in foreground and mountains behind

Faculty & Research

The state of U.S. immigration

Immigration is once again front and center in the national debate. Approximately 65,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the United States after...

Dennis Culhane stands in front of a class of students. All are wearing face masks.

Faculty & Research

‘The passionate pursuit of social justice’

The School of Social Policy & Practice addresses social inequities through research. After majoring in psychology, John Gyourko spent 10 years exploring...

School of Social Policy & Practice sign on the Caster Building seen with pink azaleas.

Student Life, Alumni Stories

SP2 Mentor Collective Connects Students with Supportive Alums

Navigating the student experience at a rigorous Ivy League institution like Penn – and planning for what comes next—comes with...

Jennifer Prah

Faculty & Research

New Director of the Ortner Center

Dean Sara S. Bachman is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer J. Prah, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity,...

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