2014 research brief by Patricia Burch, University of Southern California; Annalee Good, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Carolyn J. Heinrich and Chandi Wanger, University of Texas at Austin.
2014 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research examines why U.S. attitudes toward gays and lesbians have changed and to what extent it may be a function of popular culture.
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 paper from Harvard and Brown showing how richer teacher-to-parent messages can improve student outcomes, including increased likelihood of earning course credits and decreased dropout rates.
Literature review of recent research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
2014 review of studies on issues related to youth behavior and safety, including delinquency rates, suspensions, zero-tolerance policies and their effects, after-school programs and curfews.
2014 research published in Pediatrics showing how inequality and levels of child abuse are related.
2014 from the Census Bureau showing that the poverty rate in the United States has declined slightly, but that aggregate figures remain high.
2014 review of scientific literature on the health effects of electronic cigarette use, behavioral impacts on users and marketing efforts by e-cigarette companies.
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.