Research in Brief

Collaboration and Competition in Counterterrorism

Nations that claim to cooperate on counterterrorism may in fact be competing for safety.

Learned Behavior: With Parents in Prison, Do Children Develop Lasting Bad Health Habits?

With more and more parents in prison, what can we expect of their children’s health outcomes as adults?

Good Schools, Low Taxes, and Access to Medicaid?

Researchers at Harvard University find little evidence that people migrate to become eligible for Medicaid.

Understanding Medicaid’s Effects on New Enrollees: A Qualitative Approach

The authors utilize an alternative methodological approach—one that emphasizes qualitative research—in order to better understand how newly insured individuals interact with the healthcare system.

Ms. Mayor: The Impact of Female Leaders on Social Welfare Spending in Cities

Recent research reveals a positive relationship between female mayors and funding for social welfare programs.

Flipping the Script on What Causes City Green Initiatives

Researchers find new data that contradict their previously held belief that cities push for community-wide green sustainability programs for their cost-saving benefits.

Can Different Learning Activities Bring Out Students’ Unseen Academic Potential?

Problem-based learning units can help teachers identify students with advanced academic potential whose giftedness might otherwise be ignored.

Widening the Gap: China’s Land Reform and Gender Disparities

The main culprit for China’s gender gap expansion in the early 1980s might have been the post-Mao land reform rather than the One Child Policy.

Immigration ≠ Crime

The connection between crime and immigration is not as solid as is portrayed in the media.

Will Increasing Illegal Immigration Enforcement Reduce Crime In Your Neighborhood?

New research determines the link between illegal immigration and crime while examining the results of immigration enforcement policy on crime rates in Prince William County, Virginia.