Research in Brief

India’s Midday Meal Program: A Safety Net for Children’s Health

India’s Midday Meal Program provides a cushion for children’s health during times of drought and economic shock.

The Deadly Vaccine Loophole: Religious Exemptions and the Rise of Pertussis in New York

Exemptions to vaccines have played a large role in the reoccurrence of diseases previously thought to be under control in the United States.

Enduring the Heat: Could residential air conditioning mitigate the danger of global climate change?

From the US experience, the adoption of residential air conditioning appears to be a promising way to reduce heat-related mortality rates in developing countries.

Reducing Poverty: How Medicaid Does More Than Just Improve Access to Healthcare in Cities

Recent research provides evidence supporting the poverty-reducing effects of Medicaid in urban areas.

Focus on Finance: Conservative Budgets in a Liberal City

Seattle’s Director of Finance Glen Lee discusses Seattle’s conservative approach to municipal budgets and how it helped the City rebound after the recession.

Economic Conditions and Health: What was the economy like when you left school?

Study finds a relationship between health and economic conditions at the time individuals leave school.

How do Urban African American Youth Respond to Life Event Stress?

Research shows that certain adverse events in the lives of urban African American youth are associated with certain types of behavioral issues, and some coping strategies have varying, gender-based levels of effectiveness.

Are Large Cities More Pollution Efficient?

New research explores how population size relates to CO2 emissions efficiency.

A Desperate Customer? The Growing Trend of PPPs in American Government

Recent study finds that political and ideological factors as well as increased congestion may be driving states to privatize their transportation infrastructure.

Obesity at Home: How Parental Employment Can Negatively Impact Family Nutrition

The impact of working parents is linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity.