Milestones in working women's legal history
The list starts with the right to vote in 1920 and continues up through the court settlements of 2004.
Observations: self-checkout checking in
Improved self-checkout technology means retailers can now offer more choices for customers in how they pay.
This brief is based on information presented at the 25th Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, held on March 30, 2005 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
In the shadows of the national recovery: an overview of New England's economic performance in 2005
Annual review of the economic performance of the New England states.
Nurse-to-patient ratios: research and reality
On March 30, 2005, nurses, hospital administrators, health care researchers, legislators, and policy advisors gathered together to evaluate options for improving patient safety and nursing conditions in Massachusetts hospitals. They were participating in a conference cosponsored by the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum and the New England Public Policy Center (NEPPC) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. ?Nurse-to-Patient Ratios: Research and Reality? focused particularly on the pros and cons of establishing minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, a legislative initiative currently under ...
The economic performance of the New England states in 2003: an overview
Burdened by the poor performances of the labor markets in Connecticut and Massachusetts, the New England region lost jobs for the third year in a row. The region lost jobs in nearly all major industries and added jobs in only two: leisure & hospitality and education & health services. Even with an unemployment rate that rose, New England had a lower rate of joblessness than most other Census divisions and the nation overall. Demand for residential real estate remained strong, as home prices soared at above-average rates. Consumer price inflation persisted at a higher rate in the region than ...
The Evolution of Local Labor Markets After Recessions
This paper studies how U.S. local labor markets respond to employment losses after recessions. Following each recession between 1973 and 2009, we find that areas that lose more jobs during the recession experience persistent relative declines in employment and population. Most importantly and contrary to prior work, these local labor markets also experience persistent decreases in the employment-population ratio and per capita earnings. Our results imply that limited population responses result in longer-lasting consequences for local labor markets than previously thought, and that recessions ...
Place-Based Consequences of Person-Based Transfer: Evidence from Recessions
This paper studies how government transfers respond to changes in local economic activity that emerge during recessions. Local labor markets that experience greater employment losses during recessions face persistent relative decreases in per capita earnings. However, these areas also experience persistent increases in per capita transfers, which offset 16 percent of the earnings loss on average. The increase in transfers is driven by unemployment insurance in the short run, and medical, retirement, and disability transfers in the long run. Our results show that nominally place-neutral ...
Observations: local restocking
Annual returns on local investments.
Observations: playback plus?
The rise of DVD players in the United States.