Upjohn Institute http://wmuk.org en Upjohn Institute report finds short-term benefits of pre-school program http://wmuk.org/post/upjohn-institute-report-finds-short-term-benefits-pre-school-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A new report by the <a href="http://research.upjohn.org/up_workingpapers/198/">Upjohn Institute for Employment Research</a> finds positive academic effects from the <a href="http://www.kcready4s.org/">Kalamazoo County Ready4s</a> program.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:32:05 +0000 Gordon Evans 6302 at http://wmuk.org Upjohn Institute report finds short-term benefits of pre-school program Upjohn Institute report predicts modest job growth in Southwest Michigan over two years http://wmuk.org/post/upjohn-institute-report-predicts-modest-job-growth-southwest-michigan-over-two-years <p>A new report predicts improved private-sector employment growth in West Michigan for 2013 and 2014.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:00:25 +0000 Gordon Evans 3246 at http://wmuk.org Upjohn Institute report predicts modest job growth in Southwest Michigan over two years Kalamazoo economist weighs in after NPR segement on benefit of pre-kindergarten education http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-economist-weighs-after-npr-segement-benefit-pre-kindergarten-education <p>The issue of high-quality pre-school education has been getting much attention at the state and national level in the last few weeks. It was also the subject of an<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/18/172298073/is-the-call-for-universal-pre-kindergaren-warranted"> NPR segment on Monday</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:40:13 +0000 Gordon Evans 2444 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo economist weighs in after NPR segement on benefit of pre-kindergarten education Upjohn Institute economist on right to work laws http://wmuk.org/post/upjohn-institute-economist-right-work-laws <p></p><div><div><p>So-called “right to work” legislation is now on the fast track in the Michigan legislature. Governor Snyder says the state needs what is being called the “Workplace Fairness and Equality Act” to boost Michigan’s economic recovery. But&nbsp;<a href="http://www.upjohninstitute.org/AboutUs/Staff/Bartik">Upjohn&nbsp;Employment Institute</a> Senior Economist Tim&nbsp;Bartik&nbsp;says the research on “right to work” laws is inconclusive. He recently spoke with&nbsp;WMUK’s&nbsp;Gordon Evans.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:38:29 +0000 Gordon Evans 434 at http://wmuk.org Upjohn Institute economist on right to work laws