Research in Brief

The Effect of Additional Time in School on Students’ Cognitive Skills

A new study examines whether more time in the classroom mean smarter students.

The Great Gun Regulation Debate

Can stronger gun regulations help keep guns out of the hands of criminals?

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.