Alumnus Brent Potter is an award-winning architectural designer in Decatur. A specialist in designing home renovations adaptable to the changing needs of baby boomers and those who want to age in place, he says that his Andrew Young School degree provided him particularly unique skills that he needs to do the job well.
Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, 31.8 percent – nearly one-in-three—children aged two to 19 were considered overweight or obese, 16.9 percent of them obese.
Although these rates have leveled in recent years, they are still exceptionally high according to… more »
Robert Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, will present the 11th Annual W.J. Usery Lecture on October 8, 2014, from 10:30-noon at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St., in AYS Seminar Room 749.
“Robert Moffitt will examine our complex system of income support for low income households,”… more »
The Andrew Young School welcomed Thomas A. Mroz, a health and labor economist and a member of the Georgia State University Second Century Initiative’s new Health Information Technology cluster, to campus this fall. He also holds the Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise.
ATLANTA–Georgia State University labor economist Bruce Kaufman is leading a team of researchers from Australia and Canada in a $500,000, three-year project to gauge the state of employer-employee work relationships in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Their research, funded by the Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc. (IRC) and the Australian Research… more »
For eight weeks over the summer, second-year MPA student Melissa Jennings interned for CARE International’s Pathways to Empowerment Program in Malawi. Jennings worked primarily on the midpoint evaluation of the five-year program, which uses the teaching of improved agricultural techniques as a tool for empowering women.
“Working abroad is really exciting because of… more »
ATLANTA–A higher concentration of middle-income households outside the city boundaries of Atlanta significantly lowers the income inequality in Atlanta’s Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a new analysis of data by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) suggests.
A Brookings Institution ranking of 50 large U.S. cities by level of income inequality… more »
Professor Brian E. Bride, an expert in the field of secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue, joined Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies on August 1 to direct its School of Social Work.
Bride comes to the Andrew Young School from the University of Georgia (UGA), where he directed the School of… more »