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APPAM Spring Conference Call for Proposals

The 2015 conference, "How Policymakers Use APPAM Member Research," aims to advance the exchange of knowledge and information among academic researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to create better informed policy deliberations.

 
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Local and State Minimum Wage Laws

A wave of states and cities have recently passed laws raising their local minimum wage requirement above the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

 
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Show Me the Evidence

A vast majority of social programs active today are never evaluated; those that do undergo evaluation are found to be ineffective. Yet these programs continue to be paid for by American taxpayers.

 
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Why Invest in an APPAM Membership?

Being an APPAM member is about joining a highly experienced network of educators, researchers, public policy analysts, and other like-minded individuals and institutions.

 
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Spotlight: Sacramento State University

The Sacramento State program differs from other similar programs in that its focus is purposefully on California State and local levels of government.

 
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Why Students Are Important to APPAM

Did you know that student members make up nearly half of APPAM’s active membership? This means that if you’re a student, you’re a critical part of the Association and essential to its future.

 
 
 
 
 
 

APPAM News

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Affordable and accessible housing is a central tenet for people of all ages, especially so for older adults over the age of 65. Housing is often the largest cost in most household budgets, which directly affects day-to-day financial security and future wealthbuilding. Over the next three decades, the number of American households headed by people of age 65 and older will increase dramatically.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
One of the most longstanding problems that plagues the American postsecondary education system is the lack of a clear pathway for students to follow from the start of their education to their career. Complete College America, a national nonprofit that is dedicated to expanding the pool of American college graduates, tackles this problem as one of its five “game-changer” strategies, the Guided Pathways to Success (GPS).
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A wave of states and cities have recently passed laws raising their local minimum wage requirement above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Earlier this year, my home city of Seattle passed a new law raising our minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2017, and San Francisco voters this month likewise approved a ballot measure to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2018. Many commentators were surprised that voters in traditionally “red” states passed minimum wage increases.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Data is the bedrock of our work as scholars and teachers of public policy and management and as we study and educate with the goal of improving the quality of policy and management. Our approaches vary, but whatever our discipline and methodology, we learn by observation.

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Journal of Policy Analysis & Management (JPAM)

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Effects of Monitoring on Mortgage Delinquency
In the wake of the housing crisis in 2008, U.S. policymakers have developed a range of policy proposals to address the risk of mortgage borrowers going into payment default. Stephanie Moulton, J. Michael Collins, Cäzilia Loibl, and Anya Samek test the impact of goal setting and external monitoring on mortgage delinquency.
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