Creeping Up of Emotional Violence Against Women in Mexico

Article by Viola Hernandez. On average, women’s experience in Mexico has improved in the last ten to twenty years when we look at factors such as education, economic activity, and representation in business and government. However, the percent of women experiencing emotional, physical, sexual, or economic violence has increased in several Mexican states from 2006

Wildfires: Burning Home Value?

Article by Julia Garbee. A shift in climate toward longer, hotter, drier summers has led to increasingly deadly wildfire seasons. Annual wildfires burn almost three times the area they did in 1985. Since 2015, the United States has experienced, on average, roughly 100 more large wildfires every year than the year before. In 2018 alone

Who Is More Likely to Report an Income Loss?

Article by Mert Akan The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has struck unevenly across the state. Analysis by the Lowe Institute of Political Economy suggests that in California African-Americans were more likely to report an income loss while employees of large corporations were less likely to report an income loss during Q2 2020. In

Which Newspapers Will Litter the Convention Floors?

Article by Mert Akan.  Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are. – Martin Heidegger It is by now widely understood that the American media audience is highly segmented by political affiliation. Those who watch Fox News tend to be conservative. Those who listen to NPR tend to be liberal. We

Whose Jobs Are Being Automated?

Article by Mert Akan.  We are by now all familiar with the fact that many of the middle class jobs of the 20th century have been outsourced or automated. It is also commonplace to read lists of which occupations are most vulnerable to the next wave of automation. And while Covid-19 has reduced trade and

Where are the Wearers: Investigating American Mask Usage

Article by Georgia Dietz and Leo Kitchell “No Mask, No Service” has become a common, and polarizing, refrain across America. News outlets have been quick to discuss the impact of partisan ideology and racial identity on Americans’ willingness to wear face coverings, yet new analysis from the Lowe Institute finds that popular narratives surrounding race

Who stands to benefit from vote-by-mail?

Article by Ethan Kable. Could COVID-19 reshape the electoral outcome this November? Research from the Lowe Institute shows that it might, depending on how states adjust voting procedures. As the threat of COVID-19 persists, one of the biggest questions facing US policymakers is how to adapt voting procedures for the upcoming presidential election. Concerns over

Will California’s hotels survive the coronavirus pandemic?

Article by Ethan Kable In California, the tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit hard by COVID-19, but analysis from the Lowe Institute shows that there are reasons to believe the industry can bounce back.  Out of all states, California brings in the most yearly revenue from tourism. However, with stay-at-home restrictions in place and

Women in the Workplace

Article written by Paris Masiel   Women have made up a significant portion of the labor force since before the government has collected data on the topic. Since the 1950’s, the trend of the nuclear family with the male breadwinner and stay-at-home mother has broken down rapidly, and women’s labor force participation has advanced steadily.