Social Impact Series

WageGap

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: Time for Transparency: A Post-COVID America Where Employers Report Wage Data by Gender and Race

April 1, 2021

By Evelyn Murphy

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy drew the nation’s attention to the gender wage gap after signing the groundbreaking Equal Pay Act. Women, he said, earned 60 cents for every dollar men earned. Where I worked at that time, people said reassuringly, ‘’You’ll catch up soon. It’s only a matter of time until you girls are as well-educated and have worked as long and hard as men.”

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ReneeSalas

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: COVID-19 and Climate Change: A True Public Health Crisis - An Interview with Renee N. Salas, M.D., MPH, M.S.

April 1, 2021

By Matt Nathan, M.D., and Susan Carney Lynch, Dr.PH

Dr. Renee N. Salas is Affiliated Faculty and previous Burke Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and a Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also...

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USA

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: Next Steps in Our Post-COVID Political World: A Blueprint for Blue-State Organizations

April 1, 2021

By Charles Douglas III and David Domke

To whom much is given, much is required. That’s a lesson often taught in Black communities like the neighborhood that one of us, Charles, grew up in. His father, a former Black Panther, made sure that his children understood...

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Veganish

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: An Equitable Economic Recovery Post-COVID Needs Inclusive Small Business Entrepreneurship

April 1, 2021

By Gail Goodman

In the past year, millions of Black, Latino, Native American, women and other groups of workers have been laid off or forced out of the labor market due to the ongoing pandemic. Even as the American economy begins to show signs of recovery, ...

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John Reilly

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: COVID-19 as a Catalyst for Change in the Move Towards Net Zero Emissions - An Interview with Dr. John M. Reilly

April 1, 2021

By Luis J. Perez

Dr. John M. Reilly is a Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, and Co-Director, emeritus of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. As an energy, environmental and agricultural...

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CRS-Young People

COVID-19 RECOVERY SERIES: Young People Leading the Way to Find Light in the Darkness of the Global Pandemic

April 1, 2021

By Peter J. Liang

It has been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Among the many disruptions caused by COVID-19, the disruption to schooling has gravely impacted the lives of children, their future, and their communities. Evidence suggests that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on young people and the fallout may follow them for the rest of their lives, affecting their academic success, social skills, and...

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HKoh

POST-ELECTION SERIES: A Passion for Prevention and a Warning for the Unprepared - An Interview with Howard Koh, M.D., MPH

November 19, 2020

By Matt Nathan, M.D., and Susan Carney Lynch, Dr.PH

Dr. Howard K. Koh is one of the most influential healthcare leaders in the world today. He is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School....

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DPatrick

POST-ELECTION SERIES: A 2020 Presidential Candidate of Color Reflects on the New President-Elect - An Interview with Governor Deval Patrick

November 19, 2020

By Mary Jo Meisner

Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Deval Patrick came to Massachusetts at 14, when he was awarded a scholarship to attend Milton Academy. After Harvard College & Law School, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and then launched a career as an attorney and business executive, becoming a staff attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a partner at two Boston law firms and a senior executive at two Fortune 50 companies. In...

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RBlendon

POST-ELECTION SERIES: Over 74 Million Votes for Trump and Party Polarization is Stronger than Ever - An Interview with Dr. Robert Blendon

November 19, 2020

By Sally Bagshaw

Dr. Robert J. Blendon is currently the Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Emeritus, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds appointments as a Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health...

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