Social Policy + Policy Analysis
Social policy at the Institute puts issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, employment, age, and immigrant status at the center of inquiry; looks at social policy globally, not just in the United States; and looks beyond governmental actors to understand how nonprofit organizations and social movements create and implement policy.
Women in Science and Technology Policy Project
This collaborative project is funded by a three year $420,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The purpose of this study is to examine the presence and influence of women in science and technology policy at the federal level... (more)
Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota (2012)
Launched in 2009, Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota is an ongoing collaborative research project of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the University of MN Humphrey School's Center on Women & Public Policy. Annually, data specific to Minnesota women and girls is gathered and analyzed in economics, safety, health, and leadership.... (more)
Formed in 1985 as the nation’s first comprehensive teaching, research, and outreach center devoted to women and public policy, the Center on Women and Public Policy has a long tradition of leadership in the field in women’s human rights, global feminism, and specific public policy issues, such as comparable worth.
Housed within the Humphrey School, the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC) is a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to advance multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy. The HCRC’s approach is integrative and representative of the cross-college and university-wide interest in advancing research and scholarship on the identification and dissemination of cost-effective interventions, programs, and policies from birth to the transition to adulthood.
Named for the famed civil rights leader and longtime head of the NAACP, the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice studies and formulates solutions to problems of racial and ethnic inequality.
Minnesota among leaders in equal pay movement
New tax bill laced with special tax breaks for selected businesses