Research in Brief

Can Gifting Computers to Students Narrow the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that providing free computers to students lacking home computing access has no effect on educational outcomes.

China: Progress without Partnership

China’s reliance on economic growth is the primary reason it has remained so obstinate to world pacts on climate change.

Does Working from Home Improve Workers’ Performance?

Employees working from home are less likely to leave the company and report higher work satisfaction.

Who’s in Your ‘Hood: The Relationship between Neighborhood Diversity and Americans’ Acceptance of Immigrants

A study examines the link between neighborhood composition and Americans' acceptance of immigration.

Suicide Prevention: A Policy Solution?

An examination of state insurance laws shows that mental health insurance coverage has a significant impact on suicide rates.

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?