Jessica K. Camp
Assistant Professor of Social Work, U-M Dearborn
Poverty Solutions at the University of MichiganJoan and Sanford Weill Hall
Employment is at the center of poverty reduction, and yet there are complex reasons people remain unemployed or out of the labor force entirely. Employment solutions need to consider myriad barriers to employment, including lack of educational attainment or specialized skills, a history of involvement with the criminal justice system, physical and cognitive disabilities, child care needs, and lack of transportation to work, for example.
Below is an overview of the numerous research projects supported by Poverty Solutions that aim to promote a better understanding of the types of employment solutions that could make a difference. Poverty Solutions also coordinates a SummerWorks youth employment program in partnership with the Washtenaw County Office for Community and Economic Development and Michigan Works! Southeast, and we partner with the City of Detroit to support a youth workforce development policy fellowship.
Raymond T. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration Professor of Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business Professor of Art and Design
Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Professor of Economics, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences & Letters, University of Michigan-Dearborn and Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Executive Director, Office of Metropolitan Impact; LEO Lecturer II/ Master of Public Administration Program, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor and Area Chair of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business; Senior Research Fellow, Scaling Impact Initiative, William Davidson Institute, Ross School of Business
By Pinghui Wu and Michael Evangelist
By Jordan Greene and Kristin Seefeldt
Journal of Adolescent Research
Health Services Research
By Pinar Üstel, Matthew J. Smith, Shannon Blajeski, Jeffery M. Johnson, Valerie G. Butler, Johanna Nicolia-Adkins, Monica J. Ortquist, Lisa A. Razzano, and Adrienne Lapidos
Journal of Technology in Human Services
By Rachael Kohl
By Tawanna Dillahunt, Alex Jiahong Lu, and Afton Branche-Wilson
By Poverty Solutions, The Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law, The Century Foundation, The Arc of the US, The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
By H. Luke Shaefer and Joshua Rivera
By Pinghui Wu, Joshua Rivera, and Samiul Jubaed
By Patrick Cooney
By Chris Warland and Melissa Young
By Harry Holzer and Joshua Rivera
By Tawanna R. Dillahunt and Alex Lu
Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
By Sruthi Naraharisetti, Natalie Peterson, and Jennifer Erb-Downward
By Angela Bruns and Natasha Pilkauskas
Women’s Health Issues
By Michael Evangelist, Lucie Kalousová, and Sarah Seelye
By Jeremy Lapedis, Edith C. Kieffer, Carrie Rheingans, and Marianne Udow-Phillips
By Natasha Pilkauskas, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Jane Waldfogel
By Christine Robinson, Trina Shanks, and Patrick Meehan
Using monthly data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U-M’s Rapid Insights Jobs Report analysis provides key charts and findings that highlight new developments in the labor market.
U-M is an active partner in this local Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs employers with local youth to provide on-the-job training.
Visit the Data Tools page for an interactive map that shows Detroit’s digital divide.
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