Research in Brief

Where the EITC Goes: A Qualitative Examination of EITC Allocation

A working paper from the National Poverty Center examines the allocation of the Earned Income Tax Credit in the budgets of low-income families

More Money, More Pounds (Off)

Can commitment contracts and financial incentives affect long term exercise habits?

Using Small Groups and Sports to Reduce Youth Violence in Chicago

Can social and cognitive skills developed through in-school and after-school programming help reduce violence?

A License to Kill?

Do Stand Your Ground Laws deter crime? New research investigates the impact of stand your ground laws on homicide rates.

Rolling the Dice on Health Insurance

A new study uses a lottery to apply for Medicaid in Oregon to study the effects of gaining health insurance on low-income individuals.

Core-Knowledge: Sparking Interest in College

Authors use a randomized field experiment to study the impact of college knowledge on students’ attitudes toward and interests in college.

Earning the Diploma: The Effects of Financial Aid on College Persistence

Researchers investigate if scholarship money, on top of financial aid, can encourage students to remain in college.

Profiles in Policing

Racial profiling by law enforcement is an issue in America, but not always in the way people expect.

Let’s Get Physical

A new study finds that mandating more time in physical education classes is a critical tool in combating childhood obesity.

How Big is the Broadband Bonus?

A new study investigates the economic impact of broadband investment