Research in Brief

Examining Intergenerational Differences in Educational Performance of Immigrant Students

Over the course of the past half-century, the United States has seen the largest wave of immigration since the Age...

Rebuilding the City: Why Some Neighborhoods Survived the Housing Bubble and Others Did Not

The Great Recession of the late 2000s impacted the lives of millions of people and caused upheaval in countless neighborhoods...

Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to...

Does School Segregation Facilitate the Formation of Criminal Networks?

People are hard-wired to form social networks, and an individual’s social network can play a role in shaping his or...

Less Qualified and Less Diverse: Race-Neutral Affirmative Action Hurts Chicago’s Exam Schools

Selective admissions high schools, or exam schools, have long been at the center of education policy debates due to their struggles...

Is Training Informal Healthcare Providers The Solution to India’s Doctor Shortage?

India, like other developing countries, is struggling with a scarcity of formally trained medical professionals, especially in rural and isolated...

Calculating Success: Understanding Data in Chicago’s Charter Schools

Charter schools have become a dominant fixture in the city of Chicago and across the United States. Nationwide, enrollment in...

U.S. DEA Report Indicates Tripling of Heroin Consumption Over Seven Years

Heroin consumption in the United States nearly tripled between 2007 and 2014, and it is now the cause of 10,000...

Expanded Medicaid Eligibility Reduces Debt for Low-Income Individuals

In 2009, when President Obama placed healthcare at the top of his agenda, the weight of healthcare costs on individuals...

Toward an Inclusive Democracy: The Positive Impact of Preregistration Laws on Youth Voter Turnout

Low turnout among young voters in the United States has recently garnered attention, prompting policymakers and political scientists to design electoral reforms...