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Studies have long shown that a child’s environment influences—for better or worse—his or her opportunities for success later in life. Children from high-poverty areas generally fare worse across a wide range of measures, from income to health to psychological well-being. Policymakers, meanwhile, grapple with how to craft programs to level the playing field for low-income […]
2016 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at whether girls and young women who take abstinence pledges are less likely to become pregnant, acquire STDs.
2016 study published in the Review of Policy Research that examines the role the public plays in forming regulations on environmental policy issues in five states.
Immigration to the United States from Latin America has long been a subject of heated debate, and it has become particularly contentious throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. Some candidates have employed strong rhetoric about building walls and deporting “illegals,” while others have decried how immigration policies break up families. For Latin Americans, the decision to migrate is often […]
2016 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network that looks at whether praise or money is a more effective tool for encouraging adolescents to complete after-school tutoring sessions.
Adolescents and young adults are spending less time outdoors and more time glued to screens—computer, TV, tablet and cell phones, according to numerous studies. A 2015 Australian study published in BMC Public Health found that 70 percent of ninth-grade boys use screens for more than two hours a day; screen time is even higher for […]
2016 tip sheet offering 10 sources of information to help journalists stay informed on issues related to news media and technology.
2016 study by two Harvard University researchers that looks at how housing loss, including eviction and housing condemnation, affects job loss among the working poor.
2016 tip sheet that offers journalists several tools and sources they can use to localize the larger, national story of emissions reductions.
2009 study from the Harvard Kennedy School surveying presidential nominating contests and historic voter participation patterns in the United States.