Challenges

The work of the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA is motivated by challenges in the real world.

CPL’s New Research Finds Sharp Increase in Share of Unemployed/Under-Employed Workers Who Receive UI Benefits in CA

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The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new analysis of California unemployment insurance (UI) claims as part of a policy briefs series publishing research conducted in partnership with the Labor Market Information Division…

LA Social Science Women’s History Month Take-Over Featuring Dr. Noble and Dr. Roberts

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This Women's History Month Take-Over features Dr. Safiya Noble, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, African American Studies, and Gender Studies, and Dr. Sarah Roberts, Associate Professor in…

Lost in Translation “en el Fil”

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by Sayil Camacho, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University; and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) contracted with the…

UCLA Professor Rodriguez-Lonebear Interviewed by Vice News Tonight

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Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, assistant professor of sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, was interviewed on missing and murdered Indigenous women by "Vice News Tonight." This episode investigates how Indigenous women and girls…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Tyrone Howard Discussing the State of Education during COVID-19

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LA Social Science recently spoke with Dr. Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education, Pritzker Family Endowed Chair in Education to Strengthen Families, and Director of the Black Male Institute, about the state of education during the COVID-19…

UCLA Professor Interviewed About COVID-19 Impact on Native American Community

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BBC's Newsday interviewed Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, UCLA Associate Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies and a Northern Cheyenne tribal citizen.  She discusses how COVID-19 has hit Native American reservations like hers. "Every…

CPL Releases New Research on the Lost Wages Assistance Program in California

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The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new Data Point focused on the "Lost Wages Assistance" program that started on September 7th in California. After Congress couldn't come to an agreement about a second stimulus plan, the…

Workers and Learners’ Experiences in Los Angeles County

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By Sophia L. Ángeles, Graduate Student Researcher; Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center; and Saba Waheed, Research Director, UCLA Labor Center This past June, the UCLA Labor Center, in collaboration with the Los…

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Importance of Data Sovereignty in Indigenous Communities

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"Indigenous Peoples across the country continue to be disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. As of May 18, 2020, the Navajo Nation has the highest Covid-19 case rates surpassing New York, the pandemic’s epicenter in the United…