Aging Federal Workforce Bucks Retirement Trends, Georgia State University Public Policy Study Shows

ATLANTA–Federal government employees eligible for retirement are not retiring—yet—according to a new Georgia State University study, but the low percentage of federal workers under 30 suggests when they do, they could create a federal workforce crisis.

“There’s been all this fear of the ‘Silver Tsunami’ in the federal government, and there has been a… more »

Low-Income Single Moms Show Greater Earnings Mobility than Men, People with Disabilities, Others

ATLANTA—Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.

Most single mothers on SNAP who start with no income experience substantial earnings mobility in subsequent years, according to… more »

Transgender College Students at Higher Suicide Risk When Denied Access to Bathrooms, Research Shows

ATLANTA—Transgender university and college students are at a significantly higher risk for suicide attempts when their campus experience includes being denied access to bathrooms and gender-appropriate campus housing, a Georgia State University study finds.

“An alarmingly high proportion of the transgender individuals participating in this study—46.5 percent—had a history of attempted suicide,” said Kristie Seelman,… more »