September 2013 (No. 66)

Editor: Terence K. Huwe
Contributors: Marcy Whitebook, Stefanie Kalmin, Janice Kimball, Jenifer MacGillvary, Katie Robertson, Myra Armstrong

In This Issue:

Especially Recommended:

IRLE Colloquium Series

Monday, September 16 Ι 12pm – 1pm
"Written in the Stars or Blind Chance? Gender Differences in Supernatural Agency and Attribution"
Laura Kray, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Monday, September 23 Ι 12pm – 1pm
"Worker Identities in a New Era of Immigration"
Kim Voss, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Center for Labor Research and Education Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

IRLE Highlights
Director’s Welcome
IRLE Colloquium Series, 2012-2013
Working Papers
IRLE Researchers Offer Testimony in the U.S. Senate
Juliann Sum Named Acting Chief of CAL/OSHA
Welcome: Annette Bernhardt, Visiting Researcher at CWED and the Labor Center

IRLE Programs
The Labor Center
California Public Employee Relations
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Center for Wage and Employment Dynamics
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library

Campus News and Events
UC Berkeley Events

 

Director’s Welcome


Jesse Rothstein

Dear IRLE Community and Friends:

I am pleased and honored to be serving as Acting Director at IRLE in fall 2013, and to (temporarily) inherit a position at the head of an Institute that goes into the year with so much momentum.

IRLE has continued its grants program to support faculty research and graduate student researchers, and our roster of affiliated faculty members is at an all-time high. Many of the faculty’s recent publications may be found on this Web site. Our various programs have made considerable strides in influencing the national policy debates about many areas of work and employment, ranging from minimum and living wage ordinances to health benefits as they take shape under the Affordable Care Act. The Labor Center continues to do outstanding, important research on ACA implementation, and the National Health Care Calculator, created by the Labor Center and the IRLE Library, has been licensed to several states and to three for-profit health plans.

The Labor Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014.  The festivities will kick off with a celebration on September 26, at which a number of distinguished leaders will be recognized for their service (including IRLE’s own Marty Morgenstern, a former Chair of the Labor Center). United States Representative Barbara Lee, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union President Joe Hansen will be in attendance, along with other state politicians and noteworthy figures.  Get your tickets now!  Here’s how

As usual, the IRLE colloquium speaker series will take place on Mondays at noon this fall, featuring research presentations from UC Berkeley faculty, IRLE visitors, and several guest presenters. A link to the schedule is below. Guest speakers include Phillipe Pochet of the European Trade Union Institute, Nicole Maestas of RAND, Till von Wachter of UCLA, and Eric Verhoogen of Columbia.

Our fall reception will be on September 30. I hope to see many of you there, at our colloquia, or at one of the many other events this fall.

Warm Regards,
Jesse Rothstein, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics and Acting Diretor, IRLE

(Michael Reich is on leave for the fall 2013 term.)

 

IRLE Highlights


IRLE Fall 2013 Colloquium Series

Note: additional events will be added as the Fall Colloquium Series is finalized. All events are held in the Large Conference Room at 2521 Channing Way. A light lunch will be served.

To attend an event:Please RSVP to Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu

Monday, September 16, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
"Written in the Stars or Blind Chance? Gender Differences in Supernatural Agency and Attribution"
Laura Kray, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

We examined gender differences in supernatural agency beliefs and causal attributions to fate about life events. We expected women, more so than men, to believe in destiny and, in turn, to attribute life events to fate. Across 6 studies, we observed support for our hypotheses. Both when choosing between fate and chance as causal forces (Study 1a) and when independently assessing the roles of fate and chance (Study 1b), women perceived fate as a causal explanation for life events more so than men; gender did not predict attributions to chance. Consistent with the hypothesis that fate implies human interconnection, the gender difference in fate attributions was stronger for relational than independent life events (Study 2). Study 3 found destiny beliefs mediated the gender difference in fate attributions (Study 3). Both relational self-construal and belief in God mediated the relation between gender and destiny beliefs (Study 4). Also, men’s destiny beliefs were more dependent on their personal sense of status than were women’s. Experimentally manipulating self-construal (Study 5) resulted in a gender difference in destiny beliefs under a relational-self construal but not an independent self-construal. Implications for understanding conflict between the sexes are discussed.

Monday, September 23, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
"Worker Identities in a New Era of Immigration"
Kim Voss, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Monday, October 7, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
Title to be Announced
Phillipe Pochet, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

Monday, October 14, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
"The Emergence of a Finance Culture in American Households, 1993-2007"
Neil Fligstein, Soiolcogy, UC Berkeley

Monday, October 21, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
Title to be Announced
Nicole Maestas, Economics, Sociology and Statistics Research, RAND

Monday, October 28, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
"The Politics of Pensions"
Sarah Anzia, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

The recent economic downturn exposed a crisis in public pensions in the United States.  For decades, government officials have promised increasingly generous pension benefits to public employees and yet have consistently failed to make the contributions necessary to fund those promises.  In this paper, we examine the politics of public pensions using a new dataset of state legislators’ votes on hundreds of pension bills passed between 1999 and 2011. While it is reasonable to expect that Democrats vote for enhanced pension benefits, we argue that Republicans have historically had little incentive to oppose them   and actually good reasons to go along with them: the bill for enhanced benefits doesn’t come due for a long time; pensions are hard for voters to monitor; and until very recently, pressure by public sector unions to expand benefits was not counterbalanced by interest groups on the other side.  In our empirical analysis, we document a striking over-time pattern in the types of pension bills passed by state legislatures:  a decade of benefit expansion nationwide was followed by a sharp shift to retrenchment starting in 2009.  We also find that from 1999 to 2008, Democrats and Republicans were voting together.  Only with the Great Recession, when the pension problem aroused the attention of voters and ignited the opposition of interest groups, did Republicans regularly vote against the Democrats. Thus, while today’s partisan rhetoric on public pensions would suggest that Democrats are responsible for creating the crisis, our analysis shows otherwise.  In normal times, the politics of public pensions is bipartisan.

Monday, November 4, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
"Demand Shocks, Supply Chains, and Implications for Local Economies: Evidence from the Auto Industry"
Reed Walker, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Monday, November 18, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
Title to be Announced
Till von Wachter, Economics, UCLA

Monday, December 2, 2013 Ι 12 PM – 1PM
Title to be Announced
Eric Verhoogen, Economics, Columbia University

 


IRLE Working Papers

Working papers may be downloaded from the eScholarship Repository, or from the IRLE Web at the following addresses:
http://escholarship.org/uc/iir
http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/workingpapers

Bankers in the Ivory Tower: The Financialization of Governance at the University of California
Working Paper No. 151-13, August 2013
Charlie Eaton, Adam Goldstein, Jacob Habinek, Mukul Kumar, Tamera Lee Stover, Alex Roehrkasse

The Power of Coalitions: Participation and Governance in California’s Public-Private Welfare State
Working Paper No. 150-13, August 2013
Charlie Eaton, Margaret Weir

Minimum Wage Shocks, Employment Flows and Labor Market Frictions
Working Paper No. 149-13, July 2013
Arindrajit Dube, T. William Lester, and Michael Reich

Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies
Working Paper No. 148-13
Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, Michael Reich and Ben Zipperer

 


IRLE Researchers Offer Testimony in the U.S. Senate

On June 25, Michael Reich, Professor of Economics and Director of IRLE (currently on leave) testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at a hearing, "Building a Foundation of Fairness: 75 Years of the Federal Minimum Wage."  Professor Reich's presentation was titled "Minimum Wage Policy after Seventy-Five Years: Historical and Contemporary Effects of the FLSA." Prior to the meeting, the White House held a large event to commemorate the FLSA's anniversary. Four cabinet-level speakers, including Vice President Joe Biden, discussed the contemporary significance of the FLSA and the increasing importance of new minimum wage studies, particularly those of Reich and his co-authors.

» Read the Presentation
» Full Committee Hearing
» White House Blog Covering Vice President Biden's Speech

 


Juliann Sum Named Acting Chief of CAL/OSHA

Juliann Sum, long-time head of IRLE’s Work and Health Initiative, has been named Acting Chief of CAL/OSHA.  This prestigious appointment follows upon many years of involvement with occupational safety and health policy issues as well as with the California Department of Industrial Relations, of which CAL/OSHA is a division.

From the press release:
“Julliann’s focus will be on prevention–strong enforcement, compliance, outreach and education...”  –Christine Baker, DIR Director.

Read the full press release:
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2013/IR2013-44.pdf

 


Welcome: Annette Bernhardt, Visiting Researcher at CWED and the Labor Center

CWED is pleased to announce that Annette Bernhardt will joining the staff as Visiting Researcher in September 2013. Annette will split her time between CWED and the Labor Center. She received her Ph.D from the University of Chicago and was previously the Policy Co-Director of the National Employment Law Project. Annette will also be a visiting lecturer at the Department of Sociology in spring of 2014. IRLE and CWED extend a warm welcome to Annette.

 

IRLE Program News


The Labor Center

50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Celebration

Please join us Thursday, September 16, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way for our 50th Anniversary Celebration: Moving a Proud History Forward!

Help us kick off a 2014 year-long celebration of the half century the Labor Center has dedicated to improving the lives of working people in California and beyond. Join us in celebration as we reflect on the proud history of the last 50 years and begin to shape visions for the future of the labor movement in the years to come!

LABOR HERO HONOREES INCLUDE:  Joe Hansen, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; Members of OUR Walmart; Members of Warehouse Workers United; Marty Morgenstern, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency; Julie Su, California Labor Commissioner; Ai-jen Poo and members of domestic workers organizations and unions; Lou Paulson, President of the California Professional Firefighters; Anthony Thigpenn and California Calls.

Buy tickets or become an event sponsor.
See a list of our event sponsors.

New Books:

New 2013 Update and e-Book!
California Workers' Rights: A Manual of Job Rights, Protections and Remedies
Fourth edition with a new 2013 update by David A. Rosenfeld, Miles E. Locker, and Nina G. Fendel.

A basic overview of the legal protections for workers under California and federal law, written in understandable language, designed for use by workers and those who represent them. The California Workers' Rights: 2013 Update covers significant changes to the laws governing wage theft, Workers' Compensation, family leave, disability rights, and more, as well as major cases governing important rights like meal and rest breaks. The 2013 Update also includes new sections on the Affordable Care Act, immigration, and social media.

Now also available as an e-Book!

New 2013 edition of Work, Money and Power just released!
A Labor Center best-seller, Work, Money and Power: Unions in the 21st Century answers basic questions about unions and the labor movement. An informative, readable, and attractive resource for unions, schools, community groups, and others. Download order form.

 

New Reports and Resources:

To Work With Dignity: The Unfinished March Toward a Decent Minimum Wage
August 2013, by Sylvia Allegretto and Steven Pitts

The demand for an increase in the national minimum wage during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was part of a package of demands seeking economic justice for workers through government intervention in the labor market. At the time of the march, about half of all blacks lived in poverty. Due to discrimination in the labor market and the educational system, blacks were heavily concentrated in many of the lowest-paid occupations. An increase in the minimum wage, along with the other march demands, had the potential to lift a large share of the black population out of poverty. This paper examines the context that gave rise to this particular march demand, presents historical trends in the real (inflation-adjusted) value of the minimum wage and the impact on black workers, and discusses some of the contemporary issues surrounding minimum-wage policies.

Modified Adjusted Gross Income under the Affordable Care Act PDF
July 2013

This fact sheet summarizes the components of Modified Adjusted Gross Income, which will be the basis for calculating eligibility for Medicaid and subsidized health insurance through the Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

 

New Research Further Strengthens Evidence of the Benefits of the Health Care Safety Net
May 2013, by William H. Dow, Dylan R. Roby, Gerald F. Kominski, and Ken Jacobs

This brief summarizes the evidence on the health benefits of expanded access to health care, with particular attention to the newest studies from recent coverage expansions in Massachusetts, Oregon, and parts of California.

Proposition 39: Jobs and Training for California's Workforce
May 2013, by Carol Zabin and Megan Emiko Scott

Proposition 39 allocates up to $550 million per year for five years for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in California's public schools, community colleges, universities, and other public facilities and provides funding for workforce training. This report estimates the job and workforce impacts of Proposition 39 investments, including the occupational mix of jobs and the number of entry-level positions. It presents information on workers in two key sets of occupations: the building and construction workers who will be engaged in energy efficiency retrofits and clean energy installations, and the school facilities personnel who can reduce energy use through improved operations and maintenance of buildings and their systems. The report identifies potential training needs for the construction and school facilities workforce and estimates the number of workers that may require training for Proposition 39-funded projects. It also presents recommendations on program elements that can help ensure good jobs and workforce outcomes.

Recommendations for Prop. 39 Implementation: Jobs and Workforce Development Program Elements
May 2013, by Carol Zabin

This document presents guidelines for Prop. 39 program design that can ensure better jobs and workforce development outcomes.

Calculator: How Much Will a Family Save Under the New Federal Health Law?
Updated May 2013

» National Calculator
» California Calculator

Enter household and enrollee information and this interactive calculator estimates how much individuals and families will spend on premiums under the health law.

Affordable Care Act: Summary of Provisions Affecting Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Updated April 2013

This summary addresses common questions from unions and employers about the impact that the federal health law will have on employer-sponsored insurance.

Monthly Black Worker Report
By Steven Pitts, ongoing

Each monthly brief includes seasonally-adjusted employment data in the form of text, tables, and color-coded graphs that report the latest unemployment rates, as well as the employment-to-population ratio, for blacks based on age groups and gender, and compare those numbers to those for the U.S. population overall and for whites.

How many are newly-eligible for health coverage in 2014?

An interactive map showing how many are newly eligible for Medi-Cal and subsidies through Covered California

Access CalSIM eligibility data for every region and for 6 large counties. Click on any county to see how many Californians are predicted to be newly eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California subsidies. The map includes links to the CalSIM 1.8 Regional Databook for more information about the newly eligible such as income level, current insurance status, age, gender and race.

New and Renewed Grants and Contracts

  • Blue Shield of California Foundation: Remaining Uninsured Study: DACA-Eligible Youth and Young Adults in California
  • Discount Foundation: National Black Worker Center Project
  • Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock: National Black Worker Center Project
  • The Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy has been selected as the lead consultant on workforce education and training for the California Investor-Owned Utilities’ energy efficiency program. Read more.

 

PRESS

The link between civil and economic rights Op-ed by Harold Meyerson, Washington Post, August 27, 2013
Fast-food workers carry King's Dream Op-ed by Saru Jayaraman, August 22, 2013, New York Daily News
Labor unions were key in making march a success USA Today, August 19, 2013
Flexibility or Servitude? Britain Debates 'Zero-Hours' Contracts Bloomberg Businessweek, August 6, 2013
Viewpoints: Waiting tables, serving diners and receiving rock-bottom wages Op-ed by Saru Jayaraman, Sacramento Bee, July 24, 2013
D.C. Council stands for fair wages and against Wal-Mart Washington Post, July 16, 2013
Child care on the third shift Washington Post, July 10, 2013
Wal-Mart Says It Will Pull Out Of D.C. Plans Should City Mandate 'Living Wage' Washington Post, July 9, 2013
State Bill Aims to Close Obamacare Loophole KQED The California Report, June 13, 2013

 


California Public Employee Relations

CPER Pocket Guide Series

Just published...

Pocket Guide to the Ralph C. Dills Act (3rd edition, 2013) by Fred D’Orazio, Kristin Rosi, Howard Schwartz, and David Villalba.

This guide provides a thorough description of the act that governs labor-management relations between California state civil service employees and the executive branch of state government – how it works, its history, and how it fits in with other labor relations laws. Also included are Public Employment Relations Board enforcement procedures, the text of the act, and a summary of all key cases that interpret the act, with complete citations and references to CPER analyses. In addition, there is a summary of PERB rules and regulations, a case index, and a glossary of terms designed for Dills Act users.

Since the 2006 edition, the Governor’s reorganization plan has created a new Department of Human Resources that took over the responsibilities of the Department of Personnel Administration and limited the role of the State Personnel Board. This new pocket guide edition summarizes over 60 PERB and court decisions that have issued since 2006 -- cases that develop and clarify areas of the law such as interference and discrimination, duty to bargain, scope of bargaining, impasse resolution, protected activity, PERB jurisdiction and procedures, and unilateral action, among others.

Also published this year...

Pocket Guide to the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (1st edition, 2013) by Kerianne Steele

The far-reaching Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act took effect on January 1, 2013. This new law radically transforms public employee pensions  and CPER’s new guide is a must for all those who advise public employees and employers. PEPRA applies to all state and local public retirement systems, and to their participating employers, including the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the Legislators’ Retirement System, the Judges’ Retirement Systems I and II, county and district retirement systems created pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (Act of ’37), independent public retirement systems, and individual retirement plans offered by public employers. Exempt from PEPRA are the University of California Retirement Plan and charter-based retirement systems, which are not governed by state statutes.

The new CPER guide explains these important areas: new members, new retirement formulas, defined contribution plans, employer and member contributions, health plan vesting, industrial disability retirement, pensionable compensation, creditable compensation, retroactive benefit enhancement, compensation earnable, forfeiture for felony conviction, legislative retirement system, and more. The guide includes the statutory language of the act, pertinent Government Code and Education Code sections, a glossary of terms, and an index.

Pocket Guide to Workplace Rights of Public Employees (3rd edition, 2013) by Bonnie G. Bogue, Carol Vendrillo and Liz Joffe, updated by Michael McGill

In concise and understandable language, this compact edition explains the many rights afforded public employees in California – state, local government, school, public safety, and court employees – and in the federal workforce. It provides an overview of the rights that have been granted to individual employees by the United States and California Constitutions and by a variety of statutes, including the federal and state whistleblower protection acts: the Family and Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, and anti-discrimination laws, including  Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the state Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Part I covers personal rights that public employees enjoy, such as free speech, equal protection, due process, privacy, and protections against wrongful termination, discrimination, and improper layoffs. Part II explains the rights of individual employees who work where there is a union, such as the right to participate (or not to participate) in a union and the union’s duty to fairly represent all employees, regardless of union membership or political activity. The new edition updates readers in the case law and in the statutory and regulatory changes in each area.

Pocket Guide to Due Process in Public Employment (3rd edition, 2013) by Emi Uyehara, updated by Margot Rosenberg and Kate Hallward

The right to procedural due process is one of the most significant constitutional guarantees provided to citizens in general and to public employees in particular. Its entitlement has been created by statute, charter, ordinance, and other local laws or enactments. This pocket guide provides an overview of due process in public sector employment to assist employees and their employers in understanding their respective rights and obligations. The guide explains who is protected, what actions are covered, what process is due, remedies for violations, and more. A section focuses on the due process rights afforded to several specific types of employees: state civil service, public officers, police officers, school district employees, and community college district employees. The Pocket Guide also includes a discussion of Skelly and other key cases on due process and the liberty interest.

The Due Process Guide includes: the most recent court decisions and relevant discussion of due process in the collective bargaining context; the types of actions subject to due process protections, and those not covered; the process and procedures associated with investigations, pre-deprivation and post-deprivation stages; available remedies for pre- and post- deprivation violations; discussion of the Lybarger/Spielbauer admonition in the investigative stage, application of due process in the layoff context, and exhaustion of administrative processes requirement.

Coming soon...

Pocket Guide to Factfinding (1st edition, 2013 NEW TITLE) by Carol Stevens

Pocket Guide to Unfair Practices: California Public Sector (3rd edition, 2013) by Carol Vendrillo and Eric Borgerson

All guides can be ordered at the CPER website, where tables of contents for all guides appear.

 


Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) has developed the Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory, a tool designed to assist policymakers and other stakeholders develop a more nuanced understanding of the early childhood higher education programs currently available. The Inventory is a mechanism to describe the landscape of a state's early childhood degree program offerings, at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. This information allows policy makers, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders to identify the gaps and opportunities in the available offerings, make informed policy decisions, and assess the capacity of the higher education system over time. We have recently completed the Inventory in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island (link to our HEI webpage) and are in the process of conducting the Inventory in California.

The CSCCE recently completed a study and report for the California Department of Education and the California State Advisory Council on Early Learning, Access to Quality: Early Learning for California Preschoolers in Subsidized License-Exempt Settings. Many of California’s at-risk preschool-age children receiving subsidized child care services are being cared for by license-exempt providers and many of these children could benefit from, but do not participate in, organized, high-quality preschool or school-readiness experiences. This report (link) explores: 1) the reasons why parents choose license-exempt child care, and their knowledge of the options that may be available to them; 2) the opportunities for and barriers to improving school readiness experiences for at-risk children who attend full-time, license-exempt child care; and 3) how license-exempt providers, and school readiness and preschool programs, might better coordinate and blend their offerings for families and offers recommendations that can be used to inform policy strategies promoting greater participation by high-need children, in quality educational environments that ready them for elementary school.

CSCCE director, Marcy Whitebook, has a new book for the early childhood education workforce, Supporting Teachers as Learners: A Guide for Mentors and Coaches in Early Care and Education, co-authored by, Dan Bellm, with Diana Schaack. This book describes the ways in which the mentoring terrain in early care and education has changed over the last two decades, and the multiple contexts in which mentoring now occurs. Supporting Teachers as Learners offers mentors, coaches, and/or technical assistance providers an effective, activity-based way to reflect on, practice, and sharpen skills for working with early childhood practitioners, and it can be adapted to a wide variety of early care and education settings.

This past spring, Marcy Whitebook delivered two presentations at the National Center for Research on Early Child Education's Quality Improvement Meeting. In both Taking Stock: The Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory and Supportive Environmental Quality Underlying Adult Learning in Early Childhood Settings, Marcy discusses the complex interaction among early childhood teacher preparation programs, early care and education workplace environments, and assistance for ongoing teacher learning. She presented new tools developed by the CSCCE designed to inform policy development and quality improvement planning: one focuses on the early childhood higher education landscape and the other on work environments that support teachers practice and development.

 


Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED)

For CWED's recent news and events, please visit the CWED Web Site (http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/cwed/)

 


Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library

Introducing the Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) project

On July 24, 2013, the Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. The Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) project is a partnership between the California Digital Library and UC campuses to build tools and services that will support faculty participation in the UC Open Access Policy.

To learn more about this initiative, please read the materials at the following URL: http://www.cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2013/09/04/introducing-the-open-access-policy-implementation-oapi-project/

National Health Care Calculator Gains New State Users

The National Health Care Calculator is a joint effort of Labor Center researchers and the IRLE Library Web Team, which was licensed to the Regents in late spring of 2013. Since then, it has been acquired by the following states for their health benefit exchange networks. It also under consideration by two additional states, and has been licensed for a fee to three for-profit health plans.

The California Endowment:  www.calendow.org/

The National Health Care Calculator: laborcenter.berkeley.edu/healthpolicy/calculator/  

California Exchange: www.coveredca.com/resources/calculating-the-cost/

Minnesota Exchange: mn.gov/hix/calculators/main/IndividualCalculator.jsp

Colorado Exchange: www.getcoveredco.org/

Washington Exchange: wahbexchange.org/

Montana Co-Op:  www.mhc.coop/why-mhc/individuals/

Nevada Co-Op: nevadahealthcoop.org/

 

IRLE Librarian Named Chair of the Affiliated Libraries Administrative Group (TALAG)

Terry Huwe has been named chair of TALAG for a two year term. The Affiliated Libraries of the University of California, Berkeley campus (of which IRLE is one) are distinctive in that the libraries report to deans, directors or chairs of campus organizations that are not within the University Library’s direct reporting structure. TALAG works very closely with the library administration to coordinate library services across campus, and the group meets periodically with the University Librarian. Terry also serves on the University Library’s Social Science Council and Cataloging and Metadata Council.

New Publication

Terry Huwe and co-author Julie LeFevre of the Institute for Governmental Studies Library published an article in the Journal of Web Librarianship in June 2013. The Journal is peer-reviewed and is published by Taylor and Francis.  The title of the article is “Digital Publishing from the Library: A New Core Competency.” It reports on the experience of the IRLE and IGS Libraries, which both act as Web administrators and digital publishers at their respective institutes. URL (subscription required):  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19322909.2013.780519

 


CAMPUS EVENTS

Center for Chinese Studies
September 10, 2013
12:30-1:30 p.m.
648 Evans Hall
Economic Legacies of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Liang Bai, UC Berkeley (Economics)

September 16 – November 6, 2013
Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Institute of East Asian Studies
2223 Fulton, 6th Floor

Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
September 11, 2013
12pm-1pm
Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Data-Driven Analytics in the Industrial Internet or How to Destroy My Job, Piero Bonissone, GE Global Research

September 24, 2013
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
How Can We Prevent Information Technology from Destroying the Middle Class, Jaron Lanier

Center for Labor Economics, Labor Lunch Series
648 Evans Hall
Fridays
12-1pm

September 6, 2013
"Co-workers, Networks, and Job Search Outcomes", Perihan Saygin, University of Mannheim

September 13, 2013
"Labor Market Opportunities and Crime: Evidence from Parolees.", Kevin Schnepel, The University of Sydney

Center for Latin American Studies
Tuesday, September 10, 201
7:00 pm
Wheeler Auditorium, Wheeler Hall
Film screening
Latino Americans: The Peril and the Promise (1980-2010): PBS documentary series

Demography Department
Fall 2013 Brown Bag Seminars
2232 Piedmont Avenue
Wednesdays
12pm-1pm

September 11, 2013
Labor Market Returns to Childhood Stimulation: A 20-year Follow up to an Experimental Intervention in Jamaica, Paul Gertler, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

September 18, 2013
Trends in International Migration and the Current Discussion of Migration Issues at the United Nations.
John Wilmoth, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Economics Department
Economics 211, Economic History Seminar
597 Evans Hall
Mondays
2-4pm

September 9, 2013
648 Evans Hall
"Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries 1700-2010", Gabriel Zucman, U of Chicago,

Economics 231, Public Finance Seminar
648 Evans Hall
Mondays
2-4pm

September 9, 2013
648 Evans Hall
"Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries 1700-2010", Gabriel Zucman, U of Chicago

Economics 251, Labor Economics Seminar
648 Evans Hall
Thursdays
2-4pm

September 5, 2013
"Coworker Networks in the Labor Market" Albrecht Glitz, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

September 12, 2013
"Race and Marriage in the Labor Market: A Discrimination Correspondence Study in a Developing Country." Eva O. Arceo-Gomez, CIDE-División de Economía

September 19, 2013
"Why the Referential Treatment? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Referrals." Amanda Pallais, Harvard

September 16, 2013
Survey of Research: D-Lab (to be confirmed),

The Social Science Data Laboratory (D-Lab) is a new initiative at UC Berkeley that provides support and services for all aspects of data-focused social science research, including data collection, statistical analysis, programming, and much more. This session will be an orientation to the D-Lab's various services (including events, workshops, one-on-one consultation, working groups, and much more) and will be an opportunity to ask questions about it.