2015 review of research on social mobility in the U.S., with a focus on a study in Psychological Science examining associations between ideology and perceptions of mobility.
2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health on the cost-effectiveness of welfare reform, examining both cost savings and effects on mortality rates and life expectancy.
2014 research brief on the role of social networks, community-based organizations and other factors in business formation, by Colleen Casey, University of Texas at Arlington and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 article in the Cambridge Journal of Economics provides an overview of the scholarly literature and the current debates, as well as the progress toward, and proposed remedies for, closing the gender pay gap.
2015 roundup of research relating to Americans who have dropped out of the labor force, including the changing nature of new jobs and the human impacts of unemployment.
A 2014 study from Princeton University published in International Migration Review on the impact of a change in the proportion of undocumented immigrants on immigrant wages.
2014 review of research and data on the continuing inequities in per-pupil public-school spending across the United States, and the impact of court rulings and reform efforts.
2014 research brief on impact of minimum wages on economic security and societal prosperity, by Michael A. Krassa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Benjamin Radcliff, University of Notre Dame.
2014 study in Psychological Science examining declining levels of trust across America as well as the relationship between trust and factors such as income inequality, unemployment, crime and poverty.