Research in Brief

The Inequality of Poverty: How Places, Parents, and Poverty Affect the Gender Gap

The environment in which children grow up affects the economic outcomes of men and women differently.

Standing out from the Crowd: How College Degrees, Internships, and Academic Performance Influence Hiring Decisions

A new study uses experimental data from a resume audit to determine whether college degrees and internship experience have an impact on job opportunities for recent college graduates.

How Temporary Incentives Can Increase Long-Run Productivity in Clinics

A recent study shows that temporary financial incentives can motivate long-run changes in clinic routines, overcoming the initial costs of inertia and allowing them to implement more effective and efficient practices.

Fight for the Heavens: The Role of Religion in Shaping Attitudes toward Space Policy

Religions pose some attitudinal influences toward space policy. These attitudes deviate the most from the wider population among Evangelical Christians.

Assessing the Impact of Paid (Paternity) Leave

What happens when fathers are offered the option of taking time off of work during the first days following their child's birth?

Taking a Closer Look at Elderly Medicaid Recipients

Understanding how elderly individuals ultimately rely on Medicaid could be key to implementing changes that protect the fiscal longevity of both Medicaid and Medicare.

Big Data in the Big City

The era of “big” data in public policy has begun. In order to boost the value of survey data for urban use, researchers must make choices comparable and compatible with personal experiences.

A Milliliter of Cure: How Investment in Vaccine Provision Could Yield Substantial Economic Returns

A new study finds that investments aimed at increasing vaccine coverage reap significant economic benefits in the long run, particularly in developing countries.

Early Childcare Especially Helps Children from Disorganized Households

For children living in highly disorganized households, greater childcare hours may lead to more optimal cognitive and social outcomes.

Progress toward Digital Literacy and Inclusion in Emerging Markets

In this digital age, the ubiquity of mobile Internet creates tremendous opportunities for individuals and communities. Success in unlocking social and economic opportunities requires that global communities foster inclusion by supporting individuals from disadvantaged communities to overcome literacy barriers and participate in the creation of mobile content and services.