ResultsFound: 1252 studies
2014 review of studies and reports that provide insight into public health issues with Native Americans living in urban areas and on tribal lands in the United States.
2014 study from researchers at the World Bank and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, analyzing public health gains by developing nations and weighing evidence of growing inequality on some measures.
2014 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on China’s increasing investments in education, science, engineering and technology.
2014 study from Utah State University published in Perspectives on Politics demonstrating how the wording of ballot question titles can influence voters’ choices.
2014 research from Vanderbilt University and Florida State University study published in Research in Higher Education on student outcomes at minority-serving institutions.
2014 study in Public Opinion Quarterly that suggests that political polarization cannot be explained by media diversity and the fragmenting of audiences.
2012 literature review of research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
2014 research brief on the growth of middle-class urban neighborhoods and their impact on inequality and poverty, by Jackelyn Hwang, Harvard University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on China’s high level of income inequality and its comparison with the U.S. rate
2014 review of survey data on Americans’ feelings about the next generation’s financial prospects — whether their children will be worse-off or better-off than their parents.
2014 research from UCLA, the RAND Corporation, ACT and Columbia University published in Pediatrics exploring how students in Los Angeles benefit from attending better-quality schools.
2014 literature review of major studies on gentrification of neighborhoods in America, with a focus on benefits and drawbacks for low-income residents.
Review of General Social Survey data from 1972 to 2008, which furnishes the most precise record available on trends in American attitudes on issues of race.
2014 review of scientific literature on potential health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas and shale oil.
2014 study in the American Journal of Managed Care demonstrating how Medicaid restrictions can lead to a greater likelihood of incarceration for persons with mental illness.
2014 research review on how technology will increasingly break down labor into component parts and related economic and employment outcomes.
Researchers from Kentucky University, West Virginia University, Harvard and Stanford discuss the risks of using mobile devices while driving and the impact of multitasking on how we process information.
2014 study in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management showing the later education benefits of summer jobs programs for students.
2014 roundup of research on the health effects of putting fluoride in public water systems as well as a primer to help journalists avoid “he said, she said” reporting on the issue.
2014 review of studies and reports that provide insights into law enforcement actions and recent patterns in America.
2014 report from the U.S. Census Bureau paints a detailed picture of those over 65 in the United States, including health care spending, employment and diversity.
Roundup of useful studies that can enhance campus-based stories and provide material for practicing knowledge-based reporting.
2014 paper published in Psychological Science that uses three experiments to compare the ability of students to remember and understand information depending on how they take notes.
July 2014 review of recent studies relating to online comment threads, media fact-checking on Twitter, social media content flagging and more.
2014 study in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory on how companies decide to comply environmental regulations in developing countries.
2014 study from Harvard and the London School of Economics that suggests that the conventional explanations for U.S. residents’ relatively poor health are not sufficient and social policy needs to be examined more thoroughly.
2014 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network on U.S. residents’ attitudes toward energy, by Stephen Ansolabehere of Harvard University and David M. Konisky of Georgetown University.
2014 review of recent research on the relationship between the presence of urban vegetation or green space and human health and well-being.
2014 report from the United Nations noting general progress but also highlighting a slowdown in the rate of poverty alleviation and development.
2014 study in American Political Science Review showing that women are seldom encouraged as much as men to run for office at an early age.
2014 study the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University looking at housing-related trends in the United States, including construction and demographic change.
2014 study by Dartmouth on how voters’ perceptions of themselves as beneficiaries of federal spending can affect their subsequent choice of presidential candidates.
2014 study from Harvard Kennedy School and the College Board demonstrating how lower-skill students benefit from attending higher-quality colleges.
2014 study in the Journal of Economic Geography showing urban clustering and proximity to educational institutions are associated with high-tech sector growth.
2013 review of prior studies and research on dog-related injuries. Topics include children’s risks, dog breeds and policy analysis.
2014 study in State and Local Government Review finds that both liberal- and conservative-leaning counties with charters tend to spend more than those with less autonomy.
2014 selection of videos of academic researchers discussing the long-term impacts of demographic changes, both globally and in the United States.
2014 study from Stanford and Georgetown demonstrating that attitudes toward immigration are seldom driven by economic factors and are more likely explained by cultural factors.
2014 review of research relevant to the current child migrant crisis in the United States, primarily stemming from Central America.
2014 study published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management that explores the state and federal tax consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage.
2014 review of government reports and scholarship on the issue of sexual assault and rape on campus, as well as prevention, risks and related cultural dynamics.
2014 research brief on the effectiveness of get-out-the-vote strategies, by Melissa R. Michelson of Menlo College and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study in the American Review of Public Administration on the impact of race, poverty and disaster aid on economic recovery after a natural disaster.
2014 study published in the American Journal of Public Health looks at the effectiveness of texting bans in reducing motor vehicle-related fatalities
2014 study in the Annual Review of Political Science assessing whether officeholders of racial or ethnic minorities better represents the interests of constituents from those minorities.
2014 study in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management explores whether having legal access to contraception can improve the prospects of lower-income women.
2014 study published in the American Educational Research Journal exploring the factors associated with racial disparities in school discipline.
2014 literature review by Duke University and U.T. Austin in Annual Review of Political Science on the state of research on lobbying and its influence on political outcomes.
2014 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives models four different approaches for increasing bicycle use and details their costs, effectiveness and health impacts.
2014 study by Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman in the Quarterly Journal of Economics exploring the dynamics of wealth and income inequality.
2014 study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research tracking the career paths of nearly 5,000 individuals for 12 years after they first entered the job market.
2014 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry on the Great Recession’s effects on suicide rates, based on World Health Organization and CDC data.
Researchers from Michigan State, UCLA, the University of Alberta, Université Laval, UC Davis and other institutions discuss food safety, including supply-chain security and the impact of new media on communications
2014 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on the effect of global warming on future heat waves and their subsequent impact on human health.
Spring 2014 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including David Carr, Julia Angwin, Andrew Revkin, Deborah Amos, Brian McGrory, Ben Smith and Andrea Mitchell
2014 study by the Pew Research Center based on a national survey that explores how political polarization affects government, society and people’s lives.
2014 study published in Annals of Internal Medicine on the effects of the Massachusetts health care reform law, including a 2.9% decrease in mortality following its implementation.
2014 study from the London School of Economics and Harvard University on the advantages that incumbent candidates is U.S. elections have over challengers.
2014 selection of research related to the long-term health consequences of childhood obesity as well as the effectiveness of nutrition and exercise programs to prevent obesity
2014 review of scholarship that helps provide perspective on the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, including the rise of the jihadist Sunni group al-Sham.
2014 paper in OECD Social, Employment, and Migration Working Papers on the rise of top earners among wealthy, developed countries.
2014 paper from Dartmouth College on the evolving research understanding of political violence and a review of key intellectual trends.
2014 study published in International Food and Agribusiness Journal Review on U.S. and Canadian consumers’ perceptions of the terms “organic” and “local.”
2014 study in Psychological Science on the potential social and political responses of white Americans to future demographic shifts.
2014 study in Epidemiology examining the effects of the state- and county-level racial segregation laws known as Jim Crow on the overall health in the U.S. black population.
2014 study in the American Sociological Review looks at the effects of a program that shifts control over the work schedule from managers to employees.
2014 study from Harvard’s Berkman Center and Shorenstein Center examining patterns of media credentialing and denials of press passes across the United States.
2014 paper for NBER showing how increases in health care for public sector workers are addressed by government.
2014 study from the University of Pennsylvania showing how urbanization can foster economic growth in the developing and developed world.
2014 Princeton study examining empirical evidence relating to why people participated in the Arab Spring.
2014 metastudy from the RAND Corporation of correctional-education programs in the United States, summarizing their main achievements and the challenges they face.
2014 review of recent research papers on a variety of food safety issues affecting U.S. consumers.
May 2014 review of the latest papers and studies on topics ranging from crowdsourcing innovations to media ethical dilemmas over the use of Web analytics.
A 2014 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzing how five land-use scenarios affect future change in U.S. urban areas, forests, rangeland and more.
2014 study in the Annual Review of Political Science establishing clear definitions around transparency initiatives and analyzing 16 leading studies on field experiments.
2014 study from Yale University and George Mason University based on two nationally representative surveys on how Americans react to the use of the two terms.
2014 study in Political Communication presenting recommendations for researchers studying news media agenda trends.
2010 study from the University of Sydney and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Schizophrenic Bulletin on the link between homicidal behavior and early untreated schizophrenia.
2014 roundup of academic and governmental research and statistics on girls’ education in Nigeria and other nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2014 study in the American Sociological Review that demonstrates how a culture of overwork has perpetuated the U.S. gender wage gap.
2014 study published in American Political Science Review by Pennsylvania State University on how to accurately measure human rights abuses over time.
2014 roundup of recent research on the difficulties that retired troops face when using V.A. services and the challenges to reforming the organization and improving its efficiency.
2014 research brief on what members of the House of Representatives have had to say about judges and the judiciary in recent years, by Bruce Peabody, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
2014 review of research on cycling and 10 ideas for reporting on your community, whether it has a well-established cycling culture or there’s a long road ahead.
2014 study published in the American Journal of Public Health showing a general decrease in bullying in recent years — but an increase in the number of students carrying weapons.
2014 study in Public Administration Review examining the impact of public officials’ corruption on states’ expenditures, borrowing, salaries, and more.
2014 study in Annual Review of Political Science looking at the impact of the Great Recession and demographic shifts on state and local finance.
2014 study in the American Law and Economics Review suggesting that poor defendants with assigned counsel often receive diminished outcomes.
2014 research brief on the role of negative emotionality in the reporting of crimes to the police, by Chad Posick and Michael Singleton, Georgia Southern University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study in Public Administration Review on how K–12 public education fared during the recession to better understand the choices made by school districts
2014 review of public health and communications research suggesting that messages to address growing noncompliance with vaccines must be modified and tested.
2013 review of studies that shed light on school segregation and demographic change more than a half-century after Brown vs. the Board of Education.
2014 review of recent studies and reports on online discrimination and potential downsides of digital marketplaces featuring user profiles and data.
2014 research brief on the growing gap between demand and supply of transplantable kidneys and possible policy responses, by Philip J. Cook and Kimberly D. Krawiec of Duke University.
2014 review of research on capital punishment, including various studies that have attempted to quantify rates of innocence and the potential deterrence effect.
2014 analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the National Employment Law Project that examines how jobs lost in the recession differ from those added in the recovery.
April 2014 review of recent studies on a range of digital media topics, from information diffusion on Facebook to news business models.
2014 report from the Congressional Research Service on the use of the current mortgage-interest deduction as well as four possible methods for reforming it.
2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health showing a “strong association” between solitary confinement and acts of self-harm.
2013 study from Harvard, Wellesley and Johns Hopkins Universities on the varied effects of skilled immigration on employment and native workers.
2014 papers in State and Local Government Review that present key principles for evaluating whether to refinance debt and how policy makers should proceed.
What if gatekeepers of the broadband pipes could provide preferential treatment to customers? A 2013 research roundup sheds light on the net-neutrality policy and legal debates.
2014 study by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on ways that nations, states, regions and municipalities can act to limit or reverse harmful trends in greenhouse-gas emissions.
2013 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Research Council on ways to improve the accuracy of surveys on the incidence of rape and sexual assault in the United States.
Highlights and audio from a series of 2014 seminars held at the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as a reading list of related work by the scholars, selected by Journalist’s Resource.
2014 review of research concludes that, in order to ensure corporate social responsibility, voluntary regulation proves inadequate.
Research by the University of Pennsylvania, the RAND Corporation and Drexel University on the impact of BIDs on robberies and violence, both within BIDs and in neighboring areas.
2014 in Public Administration Review showing how competition between nearby rich and poor communities affects local policy choices.
One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we round up a selection of research-based papers and reports that, cumulatively, help consolidate the “lessons learned.”
2013 review of scholarship on impact of air pollution in the United States, including health effects, economic costs and automotive and transportation causes.
2014 selection of research on the wide range of impacts of retail chain stores, including on small local business, county-level employment, and more.
2014 research brief on efforts to restore voting rights to former felons, by Michael Leo Owens of Emory University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 literature review of academic studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting and murder incidents in United States schools.
2014 study in Social Work Research on the varying rates of re-offending based on the punishment given to youths for criminal behavior.
2014 research brief on the choices of EITC recipients on marriage, childbearing and taxes, by Laura M. Tach of Cornell University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 review of scholarship in Cambridge Journal of Economics on whether or not having more women in leadership roles can help eliminate risky firm behavior.
2013 study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University examining rentals in the United States, including demographics, costs and public-policy challenges.
2014 selection of research on the impact of wage levels and gifts on employee morale and productivity, both of affected workers and others.
2013 paper in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science analyzing new data to present a cross-national view of the trends in human rights prosecutions.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in the United States and abroad.
2013 roundup of relevant data, reports, studies that can help contextualize the Washington Navy Yard shooting incident.
2014 research brief from the University of Minnesota outlining new scholarly findings about the U.S. prison systems and its consequences.
2014 article from the University of Copenhagen on how, when public space meets common knowledge, power can shift from established authority to the people
2014 report by the United States Department of Transportation on the current state of the nation’s transportation system and its anticipated future needs.
March 2014 of recent papers and reports that analyze various social and news media dynamics.
2014 research brief on the reasons behind some states’ resistance to the expansion of Medicaid, by Colleen M. Grogan of the University of Chicago.
2013 study in Oxford Economic Papers showing how credit markets are important for disaster recovery and how this dynamic affects poor nations.
2014 study from Harvard that shows how contact with others of different backgrounds can affect majority community attitudes.
2014 research on the impact of state welfare agencies’ increasing use of the Internet to communicate with current clients and those applying for benefits.
2014 study by the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Mellon on the impact of fracking-related truck traffic on the design life and reconstruction cost of the different types of roadways.
2014 study from Stanford researchers showing how question wording affected responses to surveys about President Obama’s birth origins and nationality.
2014 study by New York University published in Journal of Politics on the relationship between popular protests, media freedom and coups.
2014 research brief on how keeping students back can hurt classroom dynamics, from Duke’s Clara G. Muschkin, first published by The Conversation.
2013 research on how legislators and other public officials get an honest representation of what scientists know, by Debra Javeline, University of Notre Dame.
2014 research from the University of Southern Denmark and the Harvard School of Public Health on recent empirical studies on the potential impact of development neurotoxins.
2014 research brief on how government can better engage citizens through the use of social media, by Steven Michael Polunsky, Texas A&M University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 selection of studies and papers on the relationship between crime and properties values. Includes research on the United States and internationally.
2014 study from Portland State University published in Political Communication on how the loss of newspapers in two U.S. cities diminished civic life.
2013 research overview on the impact of automotive pollution on human health, by Doug Brugge of Tufts Medical School and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 report by the Congressional Research Service on how U.S. corporate tax rates compare to those of the 31 member nations of the OECD; it also assesses the impact of reform proposals.
2014 study the Harvard School of Public Health on how the new school food standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture have affected students’ meal choices and behavior.
February 2014 review of latest scholarship on topics such as Twitter networks, geolocation and privacy, and paying for news online.
2013 research overview on the effects of term limits on the positions that politicians take, by Jennifer Hayes Clark and Robert Lucas Williams, University of Houston.
2014 roundup of recent Harvard Shorenstein Center events with the New York Times‘ David Carr, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
2014 report from the Pew Research Center detailing how the economic divide between college-educated and those without a degree is rising.
2013-14 research about the way technology is disrupting the U.S. labor market, with a focus on an Oxford University study estimating that 47% of jobs are at risk.
2014 study by American University and Columbia University on the factors influencing public opinion on research, including partisanship, ideology, education and core attitudes toward science.
2013 study in First Monday on how public libraries are increasingly playing a role, largely unfunded, in helping citizens navigate government services.
2013 research overview of the impact of computers on U.S. workers, by Frank Seth Levy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Richard J. Murnane, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
2013 research overview of prison rates in America and their social consequences, by Bruce Western, Harvard University, and Becky Pettit, University of Washington, Seattle.
2013 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on how the introduction of bullet trains is associated with rising real-estate prices in China’s secondary cities.
2013 literature review of academic studies and paper that look at the minimum wage in the United States, its wider effects and policy implications.
2014 study in The International Journal of Press/Politics on how smaller NGOs tend to struggle to communicate on the Internet.
2014 review of research and data on gender and African women, including four new papers in the Journal of African Economies.
2014 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) exploring the potential of urban adaptation strategies to counteract the effects of long-term global climate change.
2014 National Bureau of Economic Research study suggesting that it is better to tax unhealthy ingredients broadly rather than specific brands, goods and products.
2014 interview with Richard Locke, of MIT and Brown University, who studies global labor and corporate responsibility issues.
Updated in 2014, this review of literature on the effectiveness of surveillance cameras against crime includes a 2009 meta-analysis by Northeastern and the University of Cambridge.
December 2013 study in International Studies Quarterly with a new view on the persistence of American power, supported by new data analysis.
Semester-long course on how to fairly and ethically cover diverse communities, which can often include not only race and ethnicity, but also religion, sexual orientation, national origin and more.
2014 study by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center on attitudes towards Muslims and headscarf legislation in Western Europe.
2013 study by the University of Oxford and the University of Sussex on the relationship between per-capita rents from natural resources and levels of public capital.
A 2013 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seeking to better quantify the current levels, regions and sectors that are the key sources of methane in the United States.
2013 study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on the growing gap between the revenues that state and local governments receive and their mandatory long-term obligations.
2014 review of relevant reports and studies on the issue of heroin abuse and availability in the United States as well as the drug’s sources around the world.
In the light of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we review studies relating to earlier games and their local and national impacts.
January 2014 review of latest studies in journalism, communications, computer science and global technology.
2013 study in State and Local Government Review on the nature of public-private service delivery and the potential benefits and risks of the various forms it can take.
2013 study by the UMass Amherst and the U.C. Irvine in Social Forces on the effect of unions’ political activities on members’ levels of broader social engagement.
2014 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research that focuses on the effectiveness of government anti-poverty policies since 1967, using the new measure from the U.S. Census Bureau.
2014 study by the Research and Statistics Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on employment prospects for recent college graduates and historical patterns.
Updated 2014: A selection of research on massive open online courses, including their potential and effectiveness and their impact on traditional education methods.
2014 report from Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality summarizing recent research to paint a fuller picture of the nation’s economic health.
2014 review by the non-partisan RAND Corporation of rules and regulations relating to marijuana possession and sales globally.
2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly that suggests specific advocacy groups and lobbies often distort the will of supporters in the general public and lead to more extreme polarization.
Two 2014 field reports from Harvard University, one based in Lebanon and the other in Jordan, provide new insights into the expanding Syrian refugee crisis.
2014 review of available studies and data relating to orphans in sub-Saharan Africa.
2013 report by the National Council for Research on Women based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and other sources.
2013 roundup of research on biofuels, including public attitudes, health effects, land use, environmental consequences and the long-term outlook.
2013 report for The Lancet that quantifies the future of global health and development and maps out how progress might be achieved through investments.
2013 study in American Political Science Review on the reasons behind the difficulties big cities face in getting their legislation passed in state assemblies. Includes 120 years of data.
2013 study from Kent State on the effects of winter weather and other scientific findings that add context to cold weather patterns and human impact.
2013 study from Chatham University published in Sage Open on research relating to mentally ill offenders.
2013 study by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on migration patterns as a result of immigration enforcement programs at the local level.
A 2013 study in World Development investigating the effect of legalized prostitution on human trafficking.
2013 study in Political Communication demonstrating the short-lived effects of political advertising and implications for democracy.
2013 year-in-review list of a dozen top studies and reports in the area of digital, social and news media-related scholarship.
2013 study from Pennsylvania State University and other institutions published in Psychological Science on the interplay of nature and nurture in IQ development.
2013 review of new report for the Committee to Protect Journalists and a Harvard Law Review article that shed light on the issue of leak prosecutions and the news media.
2013 study in Educational Research assessing the effect of a museum visit on students’ ability to engage in critical thinking, a key tool of higher-level reasoning.
2013 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including Bart Gellman, Maggie Haberman, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ethan Zuckerman, Chuck Todd and Joan Walsh.
2013 review of new federal report and other studies relating to the homeless population in the United States and providing insight into demographic characteristics and trends.
November 2013 review of scholarly articles that look at a variety of digital topics, from gender and reporting on Twitter to the Internet and American political campaigns.
2013 review of studies and papers with fact-based information on the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment programs, which began in certain states on Oct. 1, 2013.
2013 study by Arizona State University in Psychological Science exploring how the degree to which religion permeates groups interacts with incompatibility of values and the competition for resources.
2013 study by Duke University and Harvard University on the spatial concentration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the United States.
2013 study in Annals of Emergency Medicine analyzing 1.3 million injury deaths in 3,141 U.S. counties from 1999 to 2006 to understand rural and urban risk factors.
2013 study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research on how attendees of the Promise Academy in the Harlem Children’s Zone did later in life.
2013 review of recent reports that provide data-driven perspective on U.S. broadband speeds and their relative value compared to international standards.
2013 study from the University of Kansas on the law enforcement practices of “new economy” cities that promote “creative class” pursuits and cultural tourism.
2013 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research using two survey methods to measure attitudes toward (and by) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the United States.
2013 study in the Annual Review of Financial Economics on the financial ratings agencies, past and ongoing controversies and the state of reform efforts.
2013 review of six scholarly research papers and studies on psychosocial and educational outcomes for children raised by same-sex parents.
2013 NBER study on the interaction between growth and corruption in an environment where firms can leave one region for another.
2013 study by U.C. Berkeley and NBER in the Review of Economic Studies on the relationship between vehicle weight and highway fatalities.
2013 list of key websites, institutions and journals that can help deepen policy knowledge and reporting about urban affairs.
2013 reports by the nonpartisan Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Research Service on shutdown’s impact on the economy and employment.
2013 survey of studies and reports on issues relating to microfinance and economics in the developing world.
A 2013 paper from U.C. Berkeley in the journal Econometrica exploring the trade-off between equity and efficiency in estate tax rates.
2011 study from the United States Census Bureau and New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy on gentrification and displacement.
2013 study from the University of Toronto in Applied Cognitive Psychology on how speech tasks can interfere with drivers’ visual attention.
2013 working paper by the Harvard Kennedy School that examines World Bank governance-related projects to see to what degree they’re adjusted to their context.
2013 study in the Annual Review of Economics on the individual and societal consequences of low levels of financial knowledge and possible solutions.
2013 study by University of Oregon and Willamette University on interventions to improve the selective attention of preschoolers from low-income families.
October 2013 review of six studies and reports that speak to issues such as Web analytics and news, social media data and balancing financial concerns with editorial standards.
Bureau of Labor 2013 report on women’s earnings in the United States, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.
2013 research review on participatory budgeting, including American Review of Public Administration study on its impact on organizational effectiveness.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine possible positive and negative outcomes of violent video game play, including links to aggressive behavior.
2013 study by Claremont Graduate University and University of California-Riverside on the role of language in framing immigration policy.
2013 study by U.C. Berkeley, and the University of Illinois on the use of federal and state programs by families of workers in fast-food restaurant chains.
2013 study in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy on how higher local food prices correlate with higher food insecurity among the poor.
2013 Harvard study seeking to quantify the short- and long-term impact of fourth- through eighth-grade teachers by observing them in multiple classrooms.
2013 review of casualty and wounded statistics relating to the post-9/11 conflicts; also included are monetary cost estimates for total operations and veterans care.
2013 review of academic papers and articles relating to basic tensions between government openness and other competing public interest values.
2013 study by the University of Pittsburgh published in the American Journal of Public Health on the impact of paid sick days on influenza transmission.
2013 review of academic scholarship and government research on women, work and work/life balance.
2013 paper from U.T. Austin and Cornell University in Social Forces comparing the retention of women working in STEM-related fields to those in non-STEM work.
2013 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the relationship between family planning access and long-term economic outcomes.
2012 study published in the journal Sociology on the relationship between occupational segregation by gender and the extent of gender inequality.
2013 study from of the University of Missouri and University of Oklahoma in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly on press accounts of 11 major events.
2013 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the relationship between corporate investment and disinvestment rates and CEO tenure in the United States.
2013 study from Syracuse and Georgetown University in Social Science Research on how single parenthood can affects children’s life outcomes.
2013 review of scholarship and think tank reports that provide key insights into Somali terror group Al-Shabab’s history, funding and internal politics.
2013 research review on polarization in various areas of American life, including geographical location, social relationships and dating preferences.
September 2013 review of new studies on news, social media and Internet-related behavior and patterns.
2013 selection of recent research on the possibility of a U.S. default on its debt and Congressional negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.
2013 study by Northwestern University on the relative fatality risk of a broad range of motorized and non-motorized transportation modes in the United States.
2013 research chat with Natalia “Talia” Jomini Stroud, assistant director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin.
2013 selection of recent studies that explore the history, political convictions and culture of persons of Cuban origin in the United States.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on the details of a shutdown and the impact of the last such event, in 1995-1996
2013 study in American Economic Review on how perceptions of security in Latin American countries influence trust in democratic institutions.
2013 review of studies relevant to reporting and coverage of U.S. cities, including research on economics, environment, crime, health and demographics.
2013 collection of recent research on Internet privacy, including the ways that it can be breached, protection strategies and issues of responsibility.
2013 study in Oxford Economic Papers on the impact of terrorism on international investment and the potential offsetting effect of foreign aid.
2013 roundup of recent studies and papers that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring and its roots.
2012 study published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on the impact of reader comments on perceptions of bias in online news articles.
2013 research on contraception policies and pregnancy rates, including a 2012 study from Washington University in St. Louis on the relationship between free access to birth control and abortion rates.
2013 review of recent research on U.S. war veterans and emerging problems they face with reintegration into society.
2013 paper from Brown University on the origins, use and implications of funding infrastructure projects by securitizing projected increases in property tax receipts.
2011 study by Yale University, Texas A&M, and Boston University on the growing environmental impact of low-density urban and suburban sprawl.
2012 and 2013 reports from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the University of New Hampshire examine and consolidate the research findings of recent studies.
2013 selection of research on the impacts of the nuclear accident, ongoing safety concerns and the potential economic consequences of the Games.
Study from the University of California, Berkeley on how different social and economic strata in the United States fared during and after the Great Recession.
2011 study by Iowa State, Central Michigan University and the RAND Corporation in the Journal of Law and Human Behavior.
2013 review of research papers relevant to any potential intervention in the Syrian conflict, with particular emphasis on the notion of “responsibility to protect.”
2013 study on how the water supply and management strategies of four cities in the U.S. and Australia have evolved over time.
2013 research perspectives on wildfire fighting costs for the federal government, in the wake of the massive Yosemite Rim Fire.
August 2013 roundup of notable studies and reports in the areas of news, social and digital media technology scholarship.
2013 study published in American Law and Economics Review on the effectiveness and operational mechanisms of community prosecution approaches.
2013 review of contextual research information relating to the Yosemite wildfire of August 2013. Included are representative studies in this area.
2011 study by UCLA published in the American Journal of Political Science on how the American public judges presidential decision-making on foreign crises.
2013 Pew Research Center report on global attitudes toward China and America, and various trends among different regions.
2013 review of studies that look at the effects of marijuana use on cognitive functioning, as the federal policy debate over legalization continues to grow.
A 2013 longitudinal study published in the journal Psychological Science examining the long-term effects of childhood bullying on victims and perpetrators.
2013 essay from BU professor Chris Daly’s book Covering America. He reviews the economics of the news business and key historical turning points.
2013 summary of various Gallup poll questions on the eve of, or during turning points of, major U.S. conflicts, from the Korean War forward.
2013 study by the University of Muenster, Caltech and UCLA on how grouping of possible outcomes can influence the assignment of risk.
2013 review of studies on the connection between human genes and political preferences. Research from both political scientists and geneticists are reviewed.
2013 study by the Harvard Kennedy School published in the American Political Science Review on possible causes to variation in rapes during 86 major conflicts.
2013 study in American Sociological Review that examines cases of white-collar fraud to better understand gender differences in how crimes were perpetrated
2013 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on long-term trends in human consumption of global biosystems production.
2013 study from USC showing the promise and challenges involved in a program providing access to computers to low-income residents in Los Angeles.
2012 scholarly literature review regarding microfinance programs and their effects in developing African countries.
Collection of articles and projects with a journalism education reform theme published in 2012-2013.
2013 study from the University of Pennsylvania that finds that, in general, over-pricing homes produces higher selling prices than under-pricing and hoping for a “bidding war.”
2013 study from Harvard University for the National Bureau of Economic Research on changes in the economic assimilation and mobility of U.S. immigrants .
2013 study on the relationship between the restrictiveness of state TELs and the condition of their bridges.
2013 study from New York University explaining precisely why the U.S. middle class fared so badly during the Great Recession and the persistent problems that stem from that period.
2013 Census bureau report on child care patterns and associated costs for families.
2013 World Health Organization report and a survey of U.S.-related data that shed light on the continuing problems of motor vehicle accidents and related policy dynamics.
2013 report by the Census Bureau on the state of new construction in the U.S. housing market in 2012, includng single-family homes and multifamily units.
2013 review of studies that provide insight into the nature of gun sellers and sales transactions, with a particular emphasis on illegal purchasing attempts and related research on gun laws.
July 2013 review of new studies on news paywalls, online activism, Instagram, news framing, the Arab Spring, online information-seeking and more.
2013 review of studies on digital advocacy, Internet activism and citizen participation online.
Review of a 2013 paper in The Review of Economic Studies and other studies that shed light on the connection between food insecurity and violent conflict.
2013 study from Harvard University and UC Berkeley on factors that can contribute to intergenerational income mobility rates.
2013 study from University of Kentucky, University of Kansas and Tennessee State on teacher quality in Appalachia and the challenges of improving rural education systems.
2013 review of relevant reports and data relating to the success of college majors in securing employment, with particular focus on a May 2013 Georgetown report.
2013 selection of research that sheds light on many of the challenges women face in Pakistan. Studies look at the role of gender, religion, violence and discrimination.
2013 review of relevant studies and reports on weather trends and heat waves, examining both technical studies and public health estimates of the impact on mortality rates.
2013 review of reearch on the health effects of coal, with a focus on a study in PNAS on the relationship between coal combustion and mortality in China.
2013 meta-analysis in the Journal of Economic Surveys comparing the results of 68 studies on impact of public-capital investments on economic productivity.
2013 study from Cornell and Colorado State suggesting that the broader sale of wine among local stores is not associated with greater health risks.
2013 review of research on how women leaders can be set up to work under difficult conditions that can lead to dissatisfaction and higher turnover.
2013 research review, with emphasis on a study from Penn State showing that more educated women have empowered to leave abusive relationships.
July 2013 Congressional Research Service report providing key background information on the National Security Agency surveillance programs. Also included are related papers and scholarly perspectives.
2012 paper from Texas A&M on how “stand your ground” laws affect rates of violence in states.
2013 review of key government reports and surveys that provide perspective on trends in various violent crime rates, with a focus on youth and racial groups.
2013 review of scholarship on new policing programs to reduce crime and their outcomes. Also discussed are data analytics and “predictive policing.”
2013 research review of major studies relating to multitasking and distraction, with an emphasis on young people and social media.
2013 study by Florida State University the effectiveness of a range of state incentive programs for the construction of energy-efficient builtings..
2013 review of U.S. Bureau of Labor findings, and Pew Research Center data on issues of gender and the division of work and household tasks.
2013 collection of academic studies and research papers on the United States Postal Service, including its Constitutional mandate, legal constraints and financial situation.
2013 roundup of recent research on Puerto Ricans, including studies on their political status, demographics, socioeconomics and education.
2013 study from Boston University and Johns Hopkins providing the first available national estimates of youth alcohol brand preference.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
June 2013 roundup of research. Topics include drone journalism, surveillance, Twitter in conflict zones, crowdsourced information platforms, and remix culture.
2013 report by Harvard University on the U.S. housing market, including demographic drivers, homeownership rates, rentals and continuing challenges.
Collection of top research papers and chief findings on issue of gay marriage. Updated 2013.
2013 study in Legislative Studies Quarterly on the nature of Enron’s efforts to influence the Congressional and regulatory rule-making process.
2010 study from Yale University and U.C. Berkeley published in Politics & Society on rising American income inequality and root political causes.
2013 study from Columbia University showing that the interpretation of events has become an increasingly important element of journalism.
2013 roundup of recent studies and papers on affirmative action, admissions, campus diversity and racial attitudes at U.S. universities.
2013 study in the New England Journal of Medicine calculating that the total cost of dementia for America was as high as $215 billion in 2010.
2013 review of three academic papers that survey the scientific literature and community and determine that 97% of scientists agree about climate change.
2012 study in the American Law and Economics Review on how certain airport security procedures are the key variable in producing feelings of discrimination and ill-will, and how this might be mitigated.
Updated June 2013: A review of scholarly studies that examine Twitter use by politicians, policymakers and the public.
2013 Georgetown study on the marginal benefits of having more homeowners in terms of civic participation, and cautioning against exaggerating the advantages.
2013 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology on the risks for HIV infection among different populations of female sex workers in India.
2013 study from Northeastern and Bentley University showing the underlying factors that influence how CEO pay is determined and how it affects workers.
2012 study from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Michigan on how summer temperatures can affect the elderly suffering from chronic diseases.
2013 research review relating to various aspects of life and culture for people of Mexican origin residing in the United States. Data, relevant studies.
2012 study from the University of Illinois and Harvard Business School on how higher wages can reduce incidences of theft in the workplace.
2013 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that online relationships often produce more long-lasting marriages.
2013 study in American Political Science Review on the association between increased cell phone availability and usage and the capacity for violent conflict.
2013 study in Scientific Reports demonstrating that small amounts of geographical data from cell phones can be used to identify individuals.
2013 study in Psychological Science showing how forcing people to confront their own ignorance can moderate their political views.
2013 study from Cornell examining how increased trade with China results in partner countries altering their foreign policy positions in favor of China.
2013 study from Silicon Graphics International (SGI), the University of Illinois, and social media data vendor GNIP on geography and Twitter use.
2013 research review of DNA-related research, with a focus on a 2012 study by City University of New York, University of California-Irvine and Nova Southeastern University.
2013 report from Harvard Business School examining findings from industry and the general public regarding the overall mood toward America’s ability to compete economically.
May 2013 collection of interesting nine new studies/reports in the realms of social and news media, global technology and more.
2010 study by the Yale, George Washington Law School, and the University of Oklahoma on how values shape perceptions of expert agreement and truth.
Semester-long course on digital media and its impact on society, politics, journalism, privacy, law and the economy.
2013 selection of recent research on the effects of climate change on the built environment and how individuals and communities can best adapt.
2012 study from Columbia and Simon Fraser University on the relationship between crime rates and immigration status, poverty, employment and education.
Findings from a variety of studies, and a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, on the impact of tax havens on global financial market competition.
2010 study by Monash University, Australia, that sought to better understand cyclists’ risk factors by equipping them with helmet-mounted cameras.
2013 study in Environmental and Resource Economics on firms with a reputation for corporate social responsibility, the wage levels they pay and the role of gender.
2013 collection of academic scholarship on the popularity and effectiveness of game-based learning.
2013 aggregation of documents on the emerging controversy over the Justice Department’s decision to review phone records of Associated Press reporters.
2013 study from Columbia University demonstrating the importance of parole boards and their effectiveness in reducing recidivism.
2008 University of Pennsylvania study published in Real Estate Economics on the relationship between curbside tree plantings and property-value changes.
2013 research review on U.S. workplace violence. Data sources include the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
2013 report by the Congressional Research Service on U.S. employment between 2001 and 2012 based on the Current Population Survey and other sources.
2013 study from the University of Montana published in Public Opinion Quarterly showing trends in public sentiment over time with regard to immigration.
2013 roundup of research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics and academics as well as their potential health effects.
2013 study from the Federal Reserve Bank on how job polarization is both the result of a decline in U.S. manufacturing and a structural issue across sectors.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
Updated April 2013: A review of relevant studies and papers on U.S. income inequality, as presented through the Storify publishing platform.
2013 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that the suicide rate for middle-aged Americans has been increasing.
April 2013 review of recent studies and reports that relate to news, social and civic media, including Internet surveillance and the mobile “revolution” in the developing world.
2012 study in the journal Demography showing how American parents are spending increasing amounts of resources on their children.
2013 interview with Ken Ward Jr., of The Charleston Gazette (W.Va.), one of the country’s leading voices on energy and environment issues.
2013 report from Brown University providing detailed analysis of subgroups with the U.S. Latino population, including differences in rates of population growth, levels of segregation and education levels.
2013 research review of academic literature as well as practical tips for instilling good online information-seeking habits in “digital natives.”
2013 study from the University of Maryland and the University of Western Ontario on young adults’ social and institutional privacy strategies on Facebook.
January 2013 review of recent studies and reports from disciplines such as computer science, political science, journalism research and communications.
2013 study by University of Leeds and University of Missouri on gender differences in math and reading achievement.
2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that upheaval can be a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
2013 study from Ohio State University published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics on the effects of coal mining and poverty in the Appalachia region.
2013 review of Chechnya-related scholarship and the conflict and political grievances there that continue to reverberate.
2013 study from George Washington University noting that stereotypes against Muslims and Muslim-Americans persist and examining the nature of these general attitudes.
2012 study from Stanford and Harvard Universities showing that the majority of low-income, high-achieving students do not apply to selective schools.
2013 review of media-related resources and terrorism-specific data and studies that may be useful for further coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks.
2013 review of relevant studies and books that shed light on the New Left in Latin America; a variety of scholarly perspectives on outcomes and progress.
2013 study in Socio-Economic Review assessing looking at distinctions among Asian countries in terms of technological development and economics.
2013 report for National Center for Education Statistics examines the median federal debt burden accrued by students who did not complete their studies.
2012 review of research studies on the implications of the growing ability of computers to gather, analyze, link and compare large data sets.
2013 collection of scholarship on social media and the workplace, including recruitment and screening, the employee-employer relationship and legal issues.
2013 paper from the New America Foundation on existing scholarship on mobile phone use in the developing world that critically examines the potential downsides.
2013 study in The Journal of Higher Education on how taking time off before entering post-secondary education hurts some students and helps others.
2013 study published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.
2012 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that finds health risks are different in terms of obesity for African-American and white adults.
2013 paper for the NBER on the relationship between household income, consumption, house wealth and the stock market.
2013 study in Information, Communication & Society on the rates at which frequent users of communications technologies report work-life conflicts.
2013 study in the Review of Higher Education on relationship between engagement during college can help explain future earnings patterns.
2012 study from the University of Memphis analyzing the language around diversity in the school mission statements of 80 post-secondary institutions.
2012 paper from the Urban Institute summarizing the latest research on programs that assist poor families and the strategies that have proved most effective.
2013 study from Harvard University exploring techniques for improving online learning and education.
2013 review of research and article in the journal Science on the global energy consumption of Internet and communications technology.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health calculating that unintended pregnancies cost taxpayers as much as $12.6 billion a year.
2012 study in World Development on the transfer of Asian agricultural practices to Africa, and the outcomes of a pilot program.
2013 study in The Journal of Positive Psychology providing rare insights into the community of trash pickers living in extreme poverty in Nicaragua.
2012 study in Archives of Internal Medicine providing a definitive look at the strong connection between the eating of red meat and the chances of early death.
2013 paper in the World Bank Research Observer that estimates, under an optimistic scenario, a billion people could be lifted out of extreme poverty by 2027.
2013 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the relationship between increasing social isolation and ill health among older people.
March 2013 review of the latest studies in the areas of journalism, digital media and communications, cross-posted at the Nieman Journalism Lab.
2013 report from U.C. Berkeley and Duke University on the results of a long-running survey by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center.
2013 study in Journalism on the converging practices of journalistic and advocacy organizations, as seen through the case of climate change-related coverage.
2013 study from the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and Microsoft Research published in PNAS on Facebook data and privacy.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy on the demographics, motivations and outcomes of double majoring in college.
2012 research review of data, studies and trends relating to employment for U.S. veterans, who often face critically high levels of joblessness among certain segments.
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri on the influence of gender on job satisfaction and turnover in the education public sector.
2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics on the demographics of both victims and offenders of sexual violence over time.
2013 report from the Pew Research Center’s Project on Excellence in Journalism on troubling trends in the news industry, particularly the relationship between declining quality and negative consumer reaction.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health on the rates of unintended pregnancies for all 50 U.S. states.
A literature review of studies in the past few years that shed light on issues such as online political polarization.
2013 study in Energy Policy on the relative advantages of plug-in hybrid cars and car-charging infrastructure for decreasing U.S. energy consumption.
2012 report from Harvard on the impact of government housing policies on home-ownership rates of minority individuals and disadvantaged communities.
2013 report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Harvard’s Berkman Society for Internet & Society on levels of teen mobile and Internet use.
2012 study from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas at Austin showing the complexity of this evolving work practice and the potential downsides.
2009 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors study, comparing the environmental performance of incandescents, compact fluorescents and LEDs
2013 study in The World Bank Economic Review on key lessons learned from the 2008 food crisis and the widely divergent regional outcomes and effects.
2012 review of studies on questions of measuring teacher performance, structuring personnel and compensation plans accordingly, and instructor retention.
2013 review of relevant research on guns in the United States, including a 2012 study in Crime and Delinquency on the effectiveness of U.S. gun violence reduction policies.
2013 report from the Pew Research Center demonstrating how discussions on Twitter often do not reflect more general national sentiment.
2012 study in Journal of Communication showing how violence is less prevalent on YouTube than it is on network television.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the effects of a service-learning mentoring program and college students’ learning about social inequality.
2012-13 review of 10 new interesting studies in the realm of digital media, social media and communications. A cross-post with Nieman Journalism Lab.
Review of recent studies in digital-oriented academic disciplines, including journalism, social media and communications. A cross-post with Nieman Journalism Lab.
2008 study in Landscaping and Urban Planning on the effect of crime levels and park proximity on property values in Baltimore, Maryland.
2011 study by the NTSB of data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as well as interviews, compliance reviews and inspections.
2013 review of relevant research and data that can provide context for bus crashes, including city and school vehicles as well as charter and tour motorcoaches.
2012 roundup of research on onshore and offshore wind energy, including market conditions, governmental support, technological advances and global potential.
2012 study in Urban Studies on the availability of and demand for fresh fruit and vegetables in a low-income neighborhood of Detroit.
2013 study from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Scranton and the University of Warwick (UK) published in Memory and Cognition on how microblog content is read and remembered.
2013 review of reports and studies that provide helpful background on the Roman Catholic Church, its demographic composition and related issues.
2013 examination of relevant studies, reports and articles relating to policy proposals to expand federally funded preschool programs.
2013 study in the journal Injury Prevention evaluates relationship between the strength of state gun laws and offenders’ acquisition of firearms.
2013 study in Journal of College Student Development that shows how various factors help explain the development of civic values through college.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on budget cuts in 2013 mandated under the Budget Control Act, should no deficit reduction deal be reached.
2011 study from CUNY and Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor on the limited effects of drone aerial strikes on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan-Pakistan.
2009 study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine on the number and type of injuries in the U.S. due to shoveling snow.
2013 study in The Journal of Politics on the idea that there is a universally successful strategy for political messages that attempt to rebut contrary claims.
2013 survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on Facebook user practices.
2012 paper from Harvard on how restrictive zoning across the U.S. had decreased labor mobility and stalled progress toward diminishing income inequality.
2012 study from MIT and the Sloan Foundation published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the benefits and liabilities of “smart grid” technologies.
2012 study from Dartmouth College published in Psychological Science on sexual content in movies and adolescent sexual behavior.
2012 study in the Journal of College Student Development on some positive effects of off-campus work for undergraduate students.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on how increased policing in Brazil’s favelas can lead to economic benefits and decreased inequality.
2013 study from the University of Georgia and the Connected Action Consulting Group on political interactions on Twitter and cross-ideological communications.
2012 selection of recent scholarship on immigration- and immigrant-related issues such as their effect on the job market, language attitudes and parenthood.
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.
2012 study in the Review of Economics and Statistics looks at the diffusion of knowledge and patents across states and regions.
2013 review of scholarly literature and think tank reports on conflict in Mali in the context of deeper history, and related issues.
2011 study in Child Development on perceived discrimination among young Latinos in high school and its outcomes in educational settings.
2013 and 2010 studies for the NBER on the U.S. labor market, the “hollowing out” of middle-income jobs, and disparities between high- and low-wage jobs.
2013 metastudy in Psychological Science in the Public Interest on an assessment of ten top learning and study strategies.
2013 report from the Pew Center on the States on how the ongoing recession has affected the economic prospects of recent university graduates.
2013 review of research literature in Digital Journalism about the rise of mobile devices and the response of news organizations.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to the issues facing U.S. servicewomen.
2013 interview with veteran digital journalist and educator Jody Brannon, who now oversees a pioneering demographics-driven news project.
2011 paper from the University of Chicago consolidating previous scholarship that explores ongoing employment and earnings disparities for African-Americans.
2012 study from the University of California, Davis, and El Colegio de Mexico on farm labor supply in the U.S. and Mexican migration patterns.
2013 report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the state of the climate of the continental United States for the year 2012.
2012 metastudy in Psychological Science in the Public Interest on how misinformation originates and spreads and why it is difficult to correct.
2012 NYU study on how LGBT victimization leads to decreased self-esteem and worse educational outcomes, including lower GPA and more absences.
2012 roundup of recent research on issues related to the major commuting modes in the United States, including cars, public transit, bicycles, and walking.
2012 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighting the differences in pay among male and female members of the medical profession.
2012 report from American University and Loyola Marymount University analyzes on women’s performance and participation rates in politics.
2012 study in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine on relationship between access to healthful food and obesity trends among youth.
2009 study in American Economic Journal exploring why American women’s happiness has decreased relative to men’s from 1972 to 2006.
2009 study in the Quarterly Journal of Economics on the potential role that community monitoring can play in improving health service delivery.
2010 study from Baylor University and Texas Wesleyan School of Law on the economic consequences involved in enforcing immigration laws.
2012 study in the Journal of African Economies examining complex trends relating to growth and poverty reduction on the African continent.
2012 study in the Journal of Media Economics on evidence that Hollywood’s production of films is increasingly catering to foreign audiences.
2012 report report from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Research Institute on the greatest cybersecurity threats.
2010 overview of studies in Clinical Psychology Review on risk factors for domestic violence among military veterans.
2012 study in the Journal of Adolescent Research on the relationship between having a negative online experience and use of privacy settings.
2011 Congressional Research Service report surveying new requirements and details of the GI Bill.
2010 study in Psychiatric Services looks at rates of treatment initiation among veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as variations in treatment.
2012 study from the University of Michigan and University of Washington in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on the quality of life of amputees.
2012 report from Project Information Literacy on the mismatch between the employers’ needs and the research skills and habits that young people are displaying on the job.
2011 report from the State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on major drug-transit and drug-producing countries.
2012 study in PNAS on the problematic pace of global land consumption and agricultural output required to supply the world’s growing population.
2010 study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and Duke University Medical Center on relationship problems among returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers.
2012 review of research on the long-term costs of providing medical and disability benefits to veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
2012 study from Rutgers finds that overly broad definitions of mental illness have resulted in improper categorization of some poor mothers as suffering from psychiatric conditions.
2012 study from Loyola University of Chicago and the Netherlands Institute in the Journal of Economic Geography on how street robberies cluster in certain areas, and why.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.
2012 study from ETS in Princeton, New Jersey, published in Educational Researcher on standardized testing in higher education and student motivations.
2012 study in the American Journal of Public Health comparing suicide rates among veterans to those among the general public.
2011 study in the International Journal of Press/Politics investigates the influence of political ideology on a viewer’s perceptions of satirist Stephen Colbert.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank and the University of Pennsylvania on how mortgage debt affects people’s ability to move to new areas to seek opportunity.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University, University of California-Irvine and others published in Psychological Science on the link between elementary and high school math achievement.
2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitude Project on the use of social networking and mobile phones in 21 countries around the world.
2010 study from Notre Dame and Texas A&M University in Social Indicators Research on labor unions and levels of happiness in 14 countries.
2012 study from Boston University and the University of Minnesota published in Public Opinion Quarterly on reporting and attitudes about Afghanistan.
2012 study in Science on the true nature and extent of melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice masses.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on user-controlled privacy settings online.
2012 study from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island on the body burden and risk factors for U.S. women of child-bearing age.
2012 study from Michigan State University published in Justice Quarterly on the diffusion of homicide clusters in a low-income city.
2012 report from the Department of Justice using data from seven federal agencies to highlight trends in immigration violations and enforcement in 2010 and earlier.
2010 policy paper in Science exploring the consequences of policies relating to the export of ivory from African countries.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data on assisted suicide and policies related to this issue, both in the United States and around the globe.
2012 article from the University of California-Berkeley published in Science on how young children think scientifically and implications for early education reform.
2011 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research examining how cultural diversity has affected societal growth over centuries.
2010 study in Sociological Perspectives using three datasets on changing attitudes toward traditional marriage structures and child bearing.
2012 from Yale University published in Pediatrics on a rise in the incidence of serious child abuse cases in the United States.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on declining life satisfaction and discontent over time in China.
2012 review of the research literature on U.S. lotteries and the types of people most likely to play.
2012 metastudy published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on the relationship between skiing and snowboarding injuries and helmet use.
2012 Washington State study in the Sociology of Education journal on the impact of community colleges on local employment growth.
2012 report from Yale University in Administration and Policy in Mental Health on of homeless Iraq and Afghanistan veterans versus earlier cohorts.
2011 study in Archives of General Psychology on health outcomes for returning U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
2012 roundup of recent academic studies on the economic and environmental impact of parking lots, impervious surfaces and other automobile-related infrastructure.
2012 study in the journal Pediatrics on the amount of background television that infants and young children are exposed to as well as related demographic factors.
2012 interview with The Economist’s Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor, with tips on business reporting and an inside look at skills such as research and interviewing.
2012 study from Kansas State published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and customer preferences.
2012 study from the University of Toronto and other institutions on structural changes in the U.S. job market, as demonstrated during the Great Recession.
2012 study by Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina on the cleanup of brownfields that receive federal grants and speed of remediation when initiated.
2012 review of analysis and scholarship that shed light on ethical issues relating to the U.S. military.
2012 research review on disadvantaged students in the United States and issues such as classroom practices, public policy and poverty.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family on the differences between couples that formalize their union and those that cohabit but remain unmarried.
2011 study in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice on higher levels of hate crimes in places of increased immigration.
2012 review of research on tax theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School analyzes citizens’ confidence in leadership across 13 different sectors, including the military, medicine, politics and more.
2012 study from the London School of Economics on differences between China and India in terms of business innovation.
2012 study in Health Research Services showing that 1.2 million young adults gained health insurance in the first year after passage of the new legislation.
2008 paper from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center reviews the history of exit polls in the United States and examines their evolution and emerging problems.
2012 review of research on Election Day-related issues.
2011 study from the University of Texas and Rice University in the Berkeley Review of Education on African-Americans’ charter school attrition rates.
2012 study in Journal of Public Administration Research about variation in local enforcement of immigration laws.
2012 literature review of research and analysis relating to disaster recovery in the United States, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
2012 study by the University of Southern Mississippi in the journal Politics and Religion on religion and politics in the Latino community.
2012 study from Louisiana State University in The Journal of Politics on the impact of religious messaging in political advertisements.
2012 study from the Pew Research Center on how the American demographic landscape is seeing increasing numbers of areas segregated by income.
2012 study by Boston University for the National Bureau of Economic Research on diminishing returns for students who attend for-profit education programs.
2012 report from a University of Michigan-affiliated policy center that examines how laws promoting women’s opportunities in sports are being adopted.
2012 paper from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and Harvard University on defendant race and unequal sentencing decisions.
2011 study in Political Behavior showing how minorities frequently receive less in-person contacts, and how this explains different voter participation rates.
2012 report from the U.S. Census Bureau providing a picture of how demographic on race and ethnicity are shifting across the United States.
2009 study published in the American Political Science Review on how soldiers in Uganda’s civil war are more likely to engage in post-conflict political participation.
October 2012 review of analysis, polls and research on so-called undecided voters, on the eve of the 2012 presidential election.
2012 report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism on the rise of mobile news and emerging data on audience habits and reading/buying patterns.
Semester-long course on science reporting, including the environment, technology and medicine. There will be lessons on social media, online writing, and news and feature writing.
2012 review of research studies on violent and transnational crime and its broader social impacts in the developing world.
2011 study on the volatile organic compounds emitted by 25 consumer products, including detergents, cleaners, disinfectants, lotions, deodorants and shampoos.
2012 study in Public Opinion Quarterly on evidence that citizens have more knowledge of local and national politics than scholars previously believed.
2012 study from the University of Southern California and University of Texas on peer influence and teenage smoking habits among Hispanic high school students.
2012 literature review of political science insights on American presidential debates and their effects.
2012 study from Harvard and Yale in PLoS One on the increase in stress-related cardiovascular problems related to women’s workplace environment.
2012 review of scholarship on the Internet, social media and political activism around the world.
2012 study in PLoS Medicine on studies, associated press releases and media coverage to understand how accurately the research results were conveyed.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on how village schools affect attendance rates and academic achievement.
2011 study in the American Journal of Criminal Justice comparing gun availability and homicide rates across nations.
2012 study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology on how electric cars stack up against those with traditional gas and diesel engines over their entire lifetimes.
2010 study in The Sociological Quarterly on how work environments and social policies may impact the gender wage gap.
2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin in American Behavioral Scientist on the impact of presidential debate viewing on cynicism levels.
2012 report from the Public Religion Research Institute on the cultural and political beliefs of white working-class Americans.
2012 study by the City University of New York and the University of California, Los Angeles, on labor-law violations in urban centers in the United States.
2012 study in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory on the relationship between proactive external communications efforts of government agencies and the subsequent media coverage.
2012 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University on unemployment and voter turnout.
2012 research review of overarching questions yet to be answered in campaign 2012.
2012 report in American Behavioral Scientist on behavioral challenges and kindergarten individual and classroom academic performance.
2012 report from Illinois Wesleyan University published in Public Opinion Quarterly on income inequality and public opinion over time.
2012 study in Nature that analyzes a large-scale experiment to influence voter behavior through messages on a social network.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank, Ohio State, Columbia, the University of Chicago and the U.S. Treasury on the shortcomings of the 2009 program.
2012 paper from Cornell University on the disjunction between citizens who acknowledge using government social programs and the number who actually do.
2011 study on the economic costs imposed by more than 450 introduced insect species now established in forests in the United States.
2010 study from Cornell and Mississippi State on how Latinos are more segregated in new destination places, particularly in the suburbs and rural areas.
2012 Pew Research Center report evaluated changing views of individuals in Muslim countries regarding government, equality and the effects of the Arab Spring
2012 study from Standford University published in Developmental Psychology on ’tween girl digital media use and development.
2012 examination of Census Bureau figures on poverty and aggregation of related resources for interpreting poverty data and policy.
2012 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research on the extent to which social capital affects one’s propensity to share opinions publicly.
2012 study from the University of Munich and University Rey Juan Carlos on journalists in 20 countries and their levels of institutional trust.
2012 study published in Journal of Communication from Cornell University on the interpretation and reception of intimate online disclosures.
2012 study from the University of Minnesota published in Psychological Science on socioeconomic status, SAT scores and college admissions.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the potential relationship between the long-term use of marijuana and IQ declines.
2012 Pew Center on the States report on incarceration rates in the United States, strategies and costs they impose, from 1990 to 2009.
2012 report from the Pew Research Center on survey data relating to middle-class Americans, with economic context from government data.
2012 review of relevant studies, reports and media resources relating to voter disenfranchisement, fraud and other issues.
2012 report by the CRS summarizing the proposed immigration reforms on permanent residency status for unauthorized alien students in the United States.
2012 study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in American Political Research on the impact of conventions on opinions of the nominees.
2012 study from researchers at Purdue University published in Sociology of Religion on the evolution in attitudes of evangelicals toward gays over time.
2012 roundup of studies on urban poverty and its impact on health, work and well-being, including education, crime levels and access to food.
2010 study from the University of California, Irvine, on the average effect a vice presidential candidate has on the electorate.
Roundup of recent studies on global warming, rising average temperatures, and public and private opinions on climate change.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the change in probability of extreme weather events such as heat waves.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surveying the disadvantages of rural students and examining the relationship between income and education.
2011 study by University of Washington and Harvard University in the American Sociological Review on union membership trends and impacts on the labor market.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family on the causes and effects of helicopter parenting .
2012 study from the U.S. Forest Service and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on the change in trees and greenery in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas.
Semester-long course on political reporting, including covering governance in the United States, the democratic process, and how to cover elections,
2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings, including those in Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
2011 study in the Journal of Marketing Research on how credit card debt affects the spending habits of consumers with higher self-control.
2012 study from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on women, blogging and feelings of empowerment.
2012 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on a range of long-lasting contraceptive options and their failure rates.
2011 study by the Harvard Business School and Duke University on U.S. residents’ perceptions of wealth inequality in the United States.
2012 study from Duke and Vanderbilt based on survey data to examine the effects of different recycling regimes on the recycling rates for plastic water bottles.
Study by the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University, Bloomington on Twitter user behavior before the 2010 U.S. midterm elections.
2012 report from the Harvard Kennedy School on how the performance of U.S. public-school students compares domestically and internationally.
2012 study from Harvard, Brown and the University of Missouri on the factors that influence voting behavior in minority communities.
2012 literature review of research studies relating to HIV/AIDS in Africa and its prevention and treatment.
2012 study in Archives of Sexual Behavior looking at the extent of the phenomenon among young people of texting revealing images to each other.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2012 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University on housing trends after the United States financial crisis.
2012 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) on oral contraceptive use and later declines in the gender wage gap.
2012 survey and report from the Kaiser Family Foundation on deep worries about health care coverage and costs.
2011 study in the American Political Science Review on how campaign ad effects on voters quickly deteriorate over time.
2012 survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project investigating the extent to which cell phones are being used for online activities
2012 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on improved ways to measure how banks pose risks to the financial system.
2012 study in Political Communication on political public relations effects, journalists’ response, and the press coverage that results.
2012 paper from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an experiment testing the appeal of fair-trade goods.
2012 study in Computers & Education on how Facebook and instant messaging can hurt college students’ grades.
2012 study by Duke, Penn State and Colby on how skilled video game players are not necessarily better multitaskers.
2012 study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center on how the production of oil may increase rapidly in the coming decade.
2012 study in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly on different reader responses to narrative stories versus policy stories, and the relative benefits of narrative stories.
2010 study in PNAS analyzing the beliefs of more than 1,000 scientists about human-induced climate change.
2012 study in Social Science Quarterly on the importance that U.S. immigrants, particularly from Mexico and Latin America, placed on learning English
2012 interview with George Washington assistant professor David Karpf about the changing patterns of Internet-based activism in America.
2012 study in Psychological Science on how poverty levels and perceived discrimination can lead to poorer health.
2009 study from the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies in World Development on how mobile technology can help farmers thrive.
2002 paper in Industrial and Corporate Change that examines innovation dynamics among more than 700 entrepreneurial teams attempting to start businesses.
2011 study by the U.C. Berkeley and Princeton University in the Journal of Public Economics on how student debt can affect early career choices.
2011 study in Economic Inquiry on the effect of U.S. immigration policy on unauthorized immigrants from Mexico and subsequent economic impacts.
2012 study in the journal Nature Climate Change on the rates of change in the ocean levels for the Northeastern United States.
2011 study by the University of California-Los Angeles in Developmental Psychology on tween values and media engagement.
2011 study by Clemson and Michigan State University on how revenue generated by tourism is distributed across different income groups.
2012 report by the Social Science Research Council on comparative well-being levels for women living in the metropolitan United States.
2010 report in the Journal of Travel Research on how the financial crisis is affecting travel in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
2012 metastudy in the journal Nature on the differences in crop yields between organic farming and conventional industrialized agriculture.
2012 metastudy in Nature that examines papers on the loss of biodiversity within ecosystems and the implications for human civilization.
2011 report in Psychological Science on individual self-enhancement bias and societal levels of income inequality.
2012 paper from Northwestern University in the Review of Economic Studies on the value of social networks for refugee job seekers in the United States.
2012 study by MIT, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley, in Political Analysis on social science research participants on the Internet.
2012 study by the Pew Research Center on shifts in American political values, including politics, business, immigration and religion, from 1987-2012.
2012 study from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University on the impact of an arrest on a teen’s educational trajectory.
2011 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published in the Journal of Economic Geography on the dynamics between higher education and local economies.
2012 report from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research on how U.S. homeowners fared economically between 2009 and 2001.
2012 report by the Urban Institute and the Robert John Wood Johnson Foundation on the Affordable Care Act and uninsured veterans.
2011 study in the journal Papers in Regional Science on the benefits of having more self-employed people and small businesses in a region.
2012 report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers on patterns of employment, wages and difficulties in job-finding among recent graduates.
2012 study by Indiana University-Purdue University published in Youth & Society on public housing, violence and drug use among adolescents.
2012 study from researchers at the University of Haifa published in Psychological Services on how blogging by teens can help well-being.
2011 UCLA study published in Work, Employment and Society on the nature of migration trends across the world during the global recession.
2012 report by researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Census Bureau on the relative decline in startups and “young” firms across the United States.
2008 study in Economics & Politics on how the theory of the balance of powers plays out at the state level, and how partisan influence can change dynamics.
2012 paper by Queen’s University published in Psychological Science that explores how invoking religious concepts can affect one’s propensity toward self control.
2011 study by Royal Holloway University and the University of Bristol on how real-time displays of audience response to a live debate can influence undecided voters.
2010 study from Harvard and the University of Copenhagen about the relationship between rates of public corruption and available legal resources.
2012 report from the National Science Foundation putting U.S. research and development and high tech industries in global context.
2012 study published in New Media and Society on age and gender discrimination in an online community.
2012 study from Penn State, Loyola Marymount and the University of Rochester on the difficulty of accurately pricing initial stock offerings.
2012 paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the economic effects of spending on highway projects.
2011 study from the University of Michigan on racial attitudes and perceptions in America immediately before and after Barack Obama’s election.
2012 study on the relationship between commuting distance and health, including BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure and cardiorespiratory fıtness.
2011 Princeton University working paper on the estimated monetary returns and highly selective college attendance in the United States.
2012 Pew Research survey looking at variation in citizen assessments of government at different levels, and partisan divides in the United States.
2012 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about the dynamics of transparency and the geographical location of state capitals.
2010 report from Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance on Indonesia’s economic, governmental and social progress since its adoption of democratic rule in 2000.
Renewable energy information from the 2011 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
2012 petroleum-related statistics from the Congressional Research Service, including production and consumption, with breakdowns for industrial and consumer use of oil.
Electricity-related data from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
2012 study by the City University of New York on the how the interaction of gender, race and ethnicity can produce wage and benefit inequality.
2012 Pew Research Center report with new survey information from more than 3,000 people on social issues and historical comparative data.
2011 study from the University of San Francisco in the Journal of Sports Economics on the effects of lowever-level baseball teams on community per-capita incomes.
2012 study from the University of Maryland published in Politics & Policy on how relationships with gay people can influence the views of religious individuals.
2012 study in The World Bank Review on economic and income trends in Vietnam, as it transitioned to a more market-based model.
2009 study in Maternal and Child Health Journal on high rates of domestic violence against urban female teens.
2012 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the tripling of rates of babies affected by maternal opiate use over the past decade.
2012 study by Duke University published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics on the racial competition of a jury and criminal court outcomes.
2012 report from the U.S. government’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality spotlighting data relating to children of alcoholics in the United States.
2010 study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published in Monthly Labor Review on teen summer-employment trends.
2012 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on the rate of migrations between Mexico and the United States over the last 160 years as well as the present.
Semester-long course on covering health care in the United States, including investigating wrongdoing in health and medicine, and interpret health in political, socio-economic and medical contexts.
2012 study from Princeton University on the number of uninsured Americans who might participate in reform efforts.
2012 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on the relationship between maternal prenatal insecticide exposure and a child’s gestational age and birthweight.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the consequences and dynamics of assuming student loan debt.
2012 survey from Yale and George Mason about how Americans perceive increased extreme weather events and about views on the influence of global warming.
2011 report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on human rights abuses and commercial and trade issues in China.
2012 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the mechanisms that explain people joining and engaging with Facebook.
2012 study in the American Sociological Review on trends relating to partisan affiliation and trust in science.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on aid amounts from the U.S. government to Israel, history and trends.
2012 report from the federal government on the solvency and long-term forecasts of entitlement programs in the United States.
2012 study from Indiana University and Northeastern University in Scientific Reports on social networks, viral promotion and the power of random viral possibilities.
2012 study from the RAND Corporation in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on youth obesity and access to healthy food sources.
2012 study from Harvard Medical School in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy on the effect of market factors on the quality of long-term care.
2011 study from Harvard University examining whether techniques used to raise scores in charter schools can be successfully transplanted to traditional public schools.
2012 study from the University of California, San Francisco, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine about large variations in health care costs in California hospitals.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University on the effectiveness of laws requiring that consumers are informed when their personal data is compromised.
2012 metastudy by Pew Research Center synthesized the results of several surveys on employment statistics and attitudes toward work and quality of life
2012 study from MIT and Inter-American Development Bank on the complexity of implementing labor standards and differential outcomes.
2012 study in Psychological Science on different dynamics for women and men in terms of attraction and self-assessment.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Service on U.S. energy production and consumption, with breakdowns of production and consumption by sector.
2012 study by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society on Russia’s relative Internet freedom.
2011 paper by Clemson University and College of Charleston on the impact of casinos on retail property values in Detroit, Michigan.
2012 paper from the University of Maryland and Wellesley College on underlying factors that explain America’s relatively higher rates of teen childbearing.
2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the increasing rate of autism diagnoses across the Unites States.
2011 paper published in Real Estate Economics on subprime and non-traditional mortgages, home prices and default rates.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service on the current status of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa and U.S. deployment to that region.
2012 study in the Journal of Communication about the relationship between Internet use and the development of greater democracy in Asia and Africa.
2012 study from Northwestern University and Duke University on gender, race and perceptions of assertive behaviors in the workplace.
2012 study in the Journal of Applied Research on Children on the characteristics of children and families living in food-insecure neighborhoods in the U.S.
2012 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on the link between prenatal exposure to airborne pollutants and behavioral issues later in the children’s lives.
2011 study in Review of World Economics analyzing the case of Ghana to see how countries might avoid the so-called resource curse.
2012 study in New York University Law Review on the similarity between the U.S. Constitution and other international constitutions between 1946-2006.
2012 study from University of California, Berkeley, published in Information, Communications & Society analyzing levels of blogging among different racial groups.
2012 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on the chemical compounds present in 85 samples of household cleaning and personal care products.
2011 study from the University of Bonn and SUNY in the Journal of Media Psychology on the connection between personality traits and time spent online.
2009 study from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland on racial disparities in U.S. health care.
2011 paper from MIT, the UC San Diego and Spain’s Center for Monetary and Financial Studies on the effects of Chinese imports on American workers.
2011 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on college enrollment and completion trends by income and gender.
2012 Congressional Research Service report summaries the admissions figures, details and history related to U.S. refugee policy.
2011 study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors on anti-drug television advertising and self-reported drug use in teenagers.
2011 study in the Journal of Women’s Health Issues looks at how responsibilities of work and home spill over and related consequences.
Study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports on the present situation for the news media and its potential future.
2012 report published in Psychological Science on physical exertion and the credibility of eyewitness reports.
2010 study from Dartmouth College published in Politics & Genderon the different effects negative campaigns have on men and women.
2012 study in PNAS on the frequency of wildfires in the American West over the past 3,000 years and the implications for larger wildfires.
2011 study from MIT for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the effectiveness of urban and non-urban charter schools on raising student achievement levels.
2012 longitudinal study from Stanford University on public opinion and financial crises.
2008 Justice Department report on the effectiveness of citizen policing programs.
2009 paper published in the American Sociological Association on links between historical lynching and contemporary hate crimes.
2009 study in the journal Criminology on the racial makeup of neighborhoods and trends in racial profiling.
2012 paper from Microsoft Research on assessing the credibility of tweets.
2012 study published in American Politics Research on how the health care reform roll-call vote may have hurt Democrats.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
2012 study by the University of Toronto on the relationship between the skills used in a job and the salary for that job in a city of a given size.
2012 report based on 850 surveys from 130 countries, covering 1.23 million households and providing a statistical snapshot of some 90% of the population of the developing world.