Economic & Public Policy Research

Tag: Demographic Trends

  1. Jun 2017
    Produced for the New England Foundation for the Arts By the Economic and Public Policy Research Group of the UMass Donahue Institute
  2. Nov 2016
    The Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) conducted research on the young adult labor force in Massachusetts. Research has shown that in recent years, labor force participation has declined among young adults (16 to 24 years old).
  3. Apr 2015
    This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in Hartford and Tolland Counties from the years 2007 to 2012, examining factors such as employment levels, sales and economic conditions to gauge strength of the region and its economic performance and prospects.
  4. Mar 2015
    The Metro South Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Economic and Public Policy group to develop background research regarding a possible regional water and sewer collaboration in the Greater Brockton region of Massachusetts.
  5. Oct 2014
    In partnership with MassINC, the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group published an educational attainment forecast, looking at the problems the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce.
  6. Oct 2014
    In collaboration with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the UMass Donahue Institute examined the extent to which the Boston Metro area experiences “brain drain,” a migration of young college-educated individuals out of the city due to lack of economic opportunities, as well as the rate at which it retains its college graduates.
  7. Jul 2008
    More than 163,000 Mass households will struggle to pay heating oil bills in coming year Elderly homeowners to bear brunt of burden
  8. May 2004
    The medical-device community is an integral component of the Massachusetts economy, providing high-paying jobs and designing and manufacturing some of the world's most innovative medical products.
  9. Dec 2003
    This research analyzes recent migration patterns in Massachusetts, examining both the magnitude of migration over the last 12 years and the characteristics of migrants.
  10. Feb 2003
    The industry consists of 264 manufacturing establishments, with nearly 21,000 employees, a payroll of almost $1 billion, and shipments valued at $4 billion, making Massachusetts second only to Minnesota in the production of medical devices.
  11. Aug 2002
    This study analyzes Massachusetts and its regional economic dynamics for the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development.
  12. May 2001
    The medical device industry in Massachusetts is both an ongoing vital contributor and a stabilizing factor to the state's economy during the recent recession.
  13. Jun 1997
    A two-year study conducted for the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.

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