This 2016 research roundup looks at high-cost credit and the arguments over whether payday loans help or hurt the working poor.
2016 research review of school vouchers and their impact on students’ success.
A roundup of studies on the Housing First program and its impact on chronic homelessness among those with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems.
2016 study published in Demography that looks at whether women in Nepal use abortion and modern contraceptives interchangeably.
2015 study published in Health Affairs that looks at how the diets of people who live in "food deserts" change after a neighborhood supermarket opens.
2016 review of the research literature on U.S. lotteries and the types of people most likely to play.
2016 study in Health Affairs that looks at the effectiveness of Medicaid programs in getting enrollees, who are twice as likely to smoke as the general population, to stop using tobacco.
2016 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network that looks at whether praise or money is a more effective tool for encouraging adolescents to complete after-school tutoring sessions.
2016 study by two Harvard University researchers that looks at how housing loss, including eviction and housing condemnation, affects job loss among the working poor.
2015 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research that assesses how job loss, negative home equity and other types of “financial shock” influence whether homeowners default on mortgages