Research in Brief

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor… But Tell Them to get Healthcare in Canada

There are disparities in healthcare utilization rates between the US and Canada for disadvantaged subgroups.

Maternal Tradeoffs: Economic Consequences for Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding has health benefits, but does it also carry an economic penalty for mothers?

The Results Are In: Drug Tests Are Positive

Could pro-drug testing legislation benefit labor market outcomes for African American job-seekers?

Correcting Healthcare in Correctional Facilities

Cost saving strategies for American correctional facilities.

Better Outcomes, Lower Costs?

When a public health department shifts from a local independent institution to a regionalized department spending on public health services increase.

Barriers for Highly Skilled Immigrants: Why should American firms care?

How would hiring more highly skilled immigrants impact American firms?

What Currency War?

Contrary to analysts’ expectations, US capital outflow was relatively small in 2011 and the US dollar actually appreciated against the currency of emerging markets.

No Smoking: Hospital non-smoking policies’ effect on smokers

How well do hospitals fare in maintaining smoke-free grounds, and who gets caught in the fray with such policies?

Terrorism Anxiety: Evaluating the Risk of Terrorism

What's the right level of defense against terrorism and how do our current efforts measure up on a cost-benefit analysis?

Gender Dynamics and Public Health Technology: Clean Cookstoves in Bangladesh

Authors investigate how women’s bargaining power in the household can influence the success of public health interventions.