Drafting the federal budget is one of an American president’s most influential undertakings. But two-thirds of spending is set before the process even begins. We explain.
Diabetes, heart disease and back pain are the priciest ailments in the United States, a new survey has found. And the cost of healthcare is rising far faster than inflation.
A study in Health Affairs suggests spending for prescription opioids tripled from 1999 to 2012 and that Medicare and Medicaid covered a growing portion of those costs.
Research in Social Science Research indicates poor Mexican immigrant families are far less likely than poor U.S. native families to participate in the federal food stamp program.
2016 paper in Population Studies measures how many more workers it would take to meet the financial needs of aging populations in developed countries.
2016 literature review of academic studies and papers that looks at the minimum wage in the United States, its wider effects and policy implications.
2016 study in Public Finance Review that tries to gauge the public’s interest in new sources of revenue to fund road construction and maintenance.
A 2016 roundup of studies and papers that provide perspective on the ongoing debate over a proposed U.S. carbon tax.
2016 study published in Demography that looks at how welfare reform policies aimed at getting more single mothers into the workforce affected employment among young men.
2016 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at whether girls and young women who take abstinence pledges are less likely to become pregnant, acquire STDs.