Research in Brief

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.

Who Cares if We Violate the Geneva Convention?

A study tests whether knowledge about international law influences public opinion on torture.

Manufacturing Matters

American manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance, and strong policy support is crucial.

Learning “What Works” in Early Childhood Classrooms

Important evaluations like MDRC’s Foundations of Learning demonstration shed light on “what works” in improving early childhood programs and evaluate the benefits and costs of such initiatives.

Ignoring Successful Practices: A Case Study of Michelle Rhee and William Bratton

Under what conditions are dramatic policy reforms successful and sustainable?

Drugs, Racial Bias, and Academic Discord

Academics disagree on the existence of racial bias in policing drug crimes