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April 2015

The National Compensation Survey and the Affordable Care Act: preserving quality health care data

Jeffrey L. Schildkraut, Cathy A. Baker, Kenneth N. Cho, Kevin L. Reuss

With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Compensation Survey has worked to evaluate the potential effects on the cost, coverage, and provisions for the employer-sponsored health care data it currently publishes; and explore possibilities for future collection and publication efforts.

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Book Reviews

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Reforms in education: the challenges in Michigan (and elsewhere)

Ryan Arbuckle

Authors Michael Addonizio and Philip Kearney examine lessons learned in the reform movement in education in Michigan at the microlevel that can be applied elsewhere.

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Beyond BLS

Thinking of going to grad school? This study says it will be worth it

Maureen Soyars

An economist finds that college and particularly graduate school pay off in the job market.

The growth of income inequality in the United States

Eleni Karageorge

An economic policy analyst looks at possible causes of the nation’s income gap between rich and poor and suggests ways to mitigate it.

Sitting on the job slows women down

Charlotte M. Irby

A new study shows that women’s level of physical activity at work and after work are related.

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