Research in Brief

Buying Time for a Comprehensive Climate Policy?

Controlling short-lived climate pollutants could not only delay warming trends in the near term, but may also delay sea level rise, scientists estimate.

Hoping to Create Your Own Silicon Valley? Don’t Count On Returnee Entrepreneurs

Developing countries might be better off spending their resources on establishing the right policy environment for local entrepreneurs.

Will Pay-for-Performance Pay for Itself?

New study evaluates the effect of state implementation of Pay-For-Performance on nursing home care.

Black Carbon: A Small Particle’s Big Effect on Climate Change

A recent study demonstrates that black carbon may be the second most significant driver of anthropogenic climate change.

Targeting Remittances to Boost Students’ Education Spending

How can money sent by immigrants to their home countries best be an instrument of development?

If Work Doesn’t Kill You…

Researchers examine the link between job loss and cardiovascular health in Norway.

Closing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity

Women are key to global agriculture, but social and economic barriers severely limit their productivity.

Health IT—Helpful or Not?

A disappointing performance for health information technology and Electronic Medical Records in a study of Medicare Patient outcomes

Poverty, Depression, and Motherhood: An Unhealthy Combination

Recent analysis of national survey data highlights important statistics concerning prevalence of and treatment for major depression among low-income mothers with young children.

Gay Rights: Do International Courts Affect Domestic Policies?

A study examines how The European Court of Human Rights' rulings impact LGBT policy change.