2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health on the cost-effectiveness of welfare reform, examining both cost savings and effects on mortality rates and life expectancy.
2014 report from Boston University’s Initiative on Cities based on interviews of more than 70 mayors of cities across the United States. Topics discussed include policy priorities, gentrification and income inequality.
2014 research brief on the role of social networks, community-based organizations and other factors in business formation, by Colleen Casey, University of Texas at Arlington and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2013 review of scholarly literature and government reports on winter weather and human activities, including on how to prevent or manage some of the season’s worst threats.
2015 review of research literature relating to daycare issues, as well as relevant studies and other data sources on early childhood education in the United States.
2014 article in the Cambridge Journal of Economics provides an overview of the scholarly literature and the current debates, as well as the progress toward, and proposed remedies for, closing the gender pay gap.
2015 research brief on the interplay of gender and elections in the United States, by Kelly Dittmar of Rutgers University-Camden and the Scholars Strategy Network.
January 2015 review of research related to Muslims in France, and the terrorist attack on the French satirical news outlet Charlie Hebdo.
Ten linking “best practices,” with an emphasis on stability and transparency. The goal is to reduce the chance that links will go bad, minimize the work going forward and maximize the utility for users.
2015 study in the journal Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.