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Capturing the Economic Toll of Urban Gun Violence

Every time a trigger is pulled in Minneapolis, the creation of 80 potential jobs is blocked. While the traumatizing effects...

Born Last: How Birth Order Affects Childhood Outcomes

Economic theory holds up competition as an ideal way for society to allocate limited resources. Although competition is often discussed...

School’s Out for the Summer: Disadvantages of the Year-Round School Calendar on Maternal Employment

This piece, first published on December 9, 2013, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Citizenship: An Urban Asset

Researchers at the Urban Institute find compelling economic benefits of naturalization for eligible immigrants and the cities in which they live.

School’s Out for Summer: Disadvantages of the Year-Round School Calendar on Maternal Employment

A recent study finds that year-round elementary school calendars negatively impact maternal employment because it is more difficult for parents to secure child care.

Correcting Healthcare in Correctional Facilities

Cost saving strategies for American correctional facilities.

The ACA: Adding Coverage for All

Authors examine the impact of the ACA on insurance rates by racial and ethnic group.

Policy Radio | Health Care for the Next Generation

In this podcast, Dr. Genevieve Kenney of the Urban Institute discusses the impact of new health care laws on American children.