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Cutting 90,000 Pennsylvania Women from the SelectPlan for Women Program Is Bad Policy

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) will end family planning coverage for almost 90,000 low income women currently enrolled...

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A Must-Have for Pennsylvania, Part 2: Investment in Higher Education for Growth and Opportunity

Pennsylvania‰’s deep cuts in funding to K-12 education since 2010-11 have drawn a great deal of attention in recent...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Higher Education Funding in Pennsylvania

In this press memo, dated October 14, 2016, PBPC shares some of our most recent findings about the funding...

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Natural Gas Producers in PA Don’t Pay Their Fair Share

In 2017, Pennsylvania’s legislature has shown renewed interest in enacting a severance tax on natural gas extraction as part...

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Trade and Pennsylvania: Distorted Trade Patterns Translate Into Job Loss for Commonwealth

Over the past decade, trade has been one of the most hotly contested dimensions of U.S. economic policy. In...

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Low Child Care Wages and High Turnover Shortchange Pennsylvania Children: Findings from Surveys of Child Care Providers in Allegheny County, Southeast Pennsylvania and York County

This research paper summarizes the findings from Gateway child care provider surveys which were conducted to measure key determinants...

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Threatening the Promise: Workforce Crisis and Funding Shortfalls Jeopardize Community-Based Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services

This 2003 paper provides a status report on community-based Mental Health (MH) and Mental Retardation (MR) services in Pennsylvania....

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Getting Pennsylvania‰’s Economy Back on Track: Federal Policies Save Thousands of Jobs and Prevent Much Higher Unemployment Across Pennsylvania

This Reports and Briefing Papers asks the following question: What would the Pennsylvania jobs situation and unemployment rate look...

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The Manufacturing Jobs Score, 1949-2011

Prompted by President Clinton’s discussion of the overall US “jobs score” under Republican and Democratic Presidents since 1961, we...

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The Benefits of State Prevailing Wage Laws: Better Jobs and More Productive Competition in the Construction Industry

In 2011, about 20 different proposals to weaken prevailing wage laws have been introduced into the Pennsylvania Legislature. This...

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September Pennsylvania Jobs Report: Employment and Unemployment Moving In The Wrong Direction

Between May and September 2011, the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania increased by nine-tenths of one percentage point, to 8.3%....

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The State of Women in the Pennsylvania Workforce 2008

“The State of Women in the Pennsylvania Workforce 2008” traces the economic status of working women in the commonwealth...

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