Research in Brief

Child Neglect: Are We Doing Enough?

Research highlights the adverse consequences of severe child neglect and the importance of early intervention.

The Chicken or the Egg: What Shapes Public Opinion on Punishment?

A new study explores why opinions about criminal punishment change.

In Your Debt: The Impact of Stafford Loans on Community College Students

Expanding access to Stafford student loans improves outcomes among community college students.

Profiling the Mental Health of Mass Shooters

Researchers find substantial evidence pointing to paranoid personality disorder and malignant narcissism as the driving force behind the commission of mass violence.

Filling in the Missing Pieces for Job Training Programs

Job providers focus on one or two niche industries to maximize impact for low-income, low-skilled workers.

Putting a Price on Child Maltreatment

Researchers attempt to quantify the impact of child maltreatment on Medicaid.

Wheels in Motion: Should Cities Get Behind Car Sharing?

A new study explores the ups and downs of car sharing in a complex transportation market.

Analyzing Income Distribution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Social Spending

Data from Mexico indicate that the type of government social spending - indirect vs. direct subsidies - leads to different outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and income redistribution.

A Flood of Newly Insured Patients: How Will States, Providers, and Health Systems Respond?

The Urban Institute investigates the ability of health care providers to manage changes from the Affordable Care Act.

The Art of Negotiation: Hospitals and Managed Care

A study models the effect of negotiations between Managed Care Organizations and Hospitals on the cost of health care.