Findings reported in a new paper co-authored by Northeastern Distinguished Professor David Lazer challenge conventional wisdom that politics is all about targeting your base and tiptoeing around the opposition.. . .
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Professor Sum is Professor Emeritus of Economics and the co-founder of the Center for Labor Market Studies, which was established in 1978. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles, monographs, and books on regional, national, and state labor markets, on the labor market behavior and problems of young adults and the role of education, literacy, and training in influencing the labor market experiences of adults. Among his recent publications are Deteriorating Labor Market Fortunes for Young Adults (2014), The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults (2014), The Dismal State of Teen Summer Job Market (2013), College Graduation Outcomes for Boston Public School Youth (2013), Fault Lines in Our Democracy: Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States (2012), Left Behind in the Labor Markets: The Labor Underutilization Problems of U.S. Workers Across Household Income Groups During 2011 (2012), Going Beyond the Unemployment Statistics: The Case for Multiple Measures of Labor Underutilization (2012), No Country for Young Men: Deteriorating Labor Market Prospects for Less-Skilled Men in the U.S (2011).