Research in Brief

Your Mother-in-Law Should Take the “El” and Other Insights Into the Value of Public Transportation

The public benefits of mass transit resulting from a reduction in traffic alone outweigh the cost of public investment in infrastructure in the LA metropolitan area.

Rising Fuel Costs Drive Up Carpooling Rates

A new study finds that drivers respond to higher fuel prices by forming more carpools and finding substitute modes of transportation.

No Longer Locked In

The ACA weakens the link between employers and access to health insurance. What will the labor market implications be?

Tackling Bullying: Research-Based Tips for School Leaders

America Education Research Association (AERA) reminds us that bullying often goes undetected by adults, and offers several fairly simple guidelines for administrators to consider in order to make schools safer.

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.