McCormack Speaks

July 25, 2017
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Center for Social Policy Highlights FY 2017

Center for Social Policy team

CSP Research Director Francoise Carre, Administrative Assistant Rolando Del Villar, and Director Susan Crandall

As the new fiscal year gets off to a warm start, the Center for Social Policy (CSP) reviews its accomplishments over the past year to celebrate successes as they gear up for the year ahead.

The center focused on releasing  impactful research, influencing policy, building capacity in the field, supporting student growth, and sharing their scholarship with the media.

CSP Director Susan Crandall notes, “I am grateful for the support of our constituent advisors, the Emerging Leaders Program, our partners, sponsors, and funders. I look forward to our ongoing work together!”

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March 24, 2017
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Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond on Social Security

financial crisis chartNobel laureate Peter Diamond has a message for everyone worried about the future of Social Security. He knows exactly how you feel.

“This is a vital program and it’s really important that we preserve, in my mind, the basic structure,” Diamond said at a March 9 event hosted by the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School.

But the problem is as serious as it is clear. The Social Security Trust Funds are projected to run out of money and there’s a 50 percent chance that will happen by the end of 2034. A depleted fund would mean a benefit cut of more than 20 percent and forecasts beyond that are pessimistic. Read more.

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