Research Roundup: How the downturn is effecting jobs, new studies on health disparities, the clean energy economy, and much more

How the downturn is effecting jobs, youth and unemployment insurance systems:

New Studies on Health Disparities:

The Clean Energy Economy - A Pew study finds that between 1998 and 2007, jobs in the clean energy economy grew at a national rate of 9.1 percent while traditional jobs grew by only 3.7 percent. These 770,000 jobs extend to all 50 states and engage a wide variety of workers while generating new industries.

Spending by Another Name: The 2009 Ohio Tax Expenditure Report - In examing a state report on tax credits, deductions and exemptions, Policy Matters Ohio finds that the states loses more than $7 billion in foregone revenue each year and suggests that, to deal with the revenue crisis, the state limit or eliminate unnecessary credits and exemptions.