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.
Depending whom you ask, America’s debt is either a national crisis or a clever way the world’s richest country takes advantage of its global economic dominance. We explain.
A new study suggests the proportion of government employees who were black or white and spoke only English fell after a major U.S. city adopted a bilingual employment policy.
A new study suggests Americans are less likely to support a tax on the wealthy after seeing a poor person in an affluent setting.
When New York is enveloped in pollution, the stock market loses value and sends a negative signal to global markets, a recent paper finds.
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.
A study in The Quarterly Journal of Economics suggests poor families in Kenya spend most of the money received from charity on such things as home improvements and livestock, not alcohol and tobacco.
Young women in blue-collar communities are less likely to have jobs eight years after high school than their peers in other areas, an American Sociological Review study finds.
Overview of recent studies on U.S. immigration issues, including the demographic traits of unauthorized residents and the empirical truths about exclusionary attitudes.
2016 collection of research and reports focusing on Muslim-Americans.