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Do Charter Schools Raise Student Earnings? Evidence from Texas

Texas education policy in the 1990s provided the blueprint for Bush-era school reforms. In 1993, the Texas legislature introduced high-stakes...

How Does Compulsory Math Education Close the Racial Income Gap?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has been a national imperative for decades. More recent administrations have prioritized STEM...

Sustaining Human Capital Investment: Local Women Leaders in Conditional Cash Transfers

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are social programs that provide stipends to low-income families and individuals who meet certain conditions, such...

Do People Move to Gain Medicaid Benefits?

The welfare migration hypothesis proposes the idea that people will move to a location because of the availability of social...

¿Les estamos quitando sus empleos? Nueva evidencia sobre los braceros mexicanos en Estados Unidos

En el debate político actual, se ha vuelto común la afirmación de que los migrantes en el mercado laboral disminuyen...

Reviewing the Research on National Maternity Leave Policies and their Effects on Women’s Careers, Children’s Health, and Employers’ Bottom Line

In 2015, women surpassed men in their likelihood of holding a bachelor’s degree. The gender pay gap has been steadily...

Immigration and Jobs: David Card’s Influential Study

A chief concern of modern policy is the impact of immigrants on natives’ employment prospects. The difficulty for academics attempting...

Innovation, Skilled Immigrants, and Why We Need More of Them

The immigration debate playing out in the United States is beleaguered by concerns over whether unskilled immigrant workers are undermining...

Higher Education in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Michael Lovenheim

Since its inception, online education has faced heavy skepticism, if not downright opposition. A recent study by David Deming, Michael...

Popularizing Remedial Education in India

Since the turn of the century, primary school attendance has increased worldwide. UNICEF reports that the number of children who...

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