Do private prisons save money? At what cost to inmates and society? We review the research on a host of related policy questions.
A new study looks at how special education students and students who are learning English spend the summer. Researchers want to understand why some children forget what they learned while they are away from school.
Shortly after taking office, President Trump ordered federal funds withheld from so-called “sanctuary cities.” We look at the legal debates and what these communities could lose.
Immigrants to the United States before the First World War made their new communities richer and better educated over the long-term, new research shows.
Highly skilled foreigners are behind some of America’s most celebrated innovations. A new study suggests they drive down native workers’ wages, but benefit consumers overall.
Teenage immigrants have a harder time adjusting to their new country than young children. They attend fewer years of school and earn less money as adults, a new study finds.
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.
Overview of recent studies on U.S. immigration issues, including the demographic traits of unauthorized residents and the empirical truths about exclusionary attitudes.
2016 study published in
The Annual Review of Sociology, that identifies three key trends that characterize the big changes in American suburbia.