Author: Lauren Leatherby
Research in the American Journal of Political Science suggests a higher turnout among minorities in voting districts where minorities make up most of the voting-age population.
2016 study in the American Political Science Review that examines how gender quotas influence women's selection to and ability to maintain top political posts.
2016 study published in Child Abuse & Neglect that looks at the characteristics of burns among children to determine the likelihood that the burns are the result of child abuse.
2016 study in Criminology that seeks to understand how judges' decision-making processes may cause or support racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
2016 study published in Demography that looks at how welfare reform policies aimed at getting more single mothers into the workforce affected employment among young men.
2016 study published in the Review of Policy Research that examines the role the public plays in forming regulations on environmental policy issues in five states.
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2016 study led by a political scientist at Columbia University that looks at whether lawn signs used in elections as a campaign tactic generate votes.
2016 study published in Energy Policy that examines U.S. public opinions of offshore drilling based on 10 national polls, with a focus on the underlying factors that shape opinions.
2015 working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research that examines medical spending among elderly Americans, with a focus on the amount of medical expenses for those who are ages 70 to 90.
2016 study published in Criminology that explores changes in the age distribution of prisoners during the U.S. prison boom that began in the late 20th century.
2015 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that examines the long-term effect of New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal requirement for young drivers.
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A 2015 study published in Political Communication looks at the frequency, effectiveness and perceptions of credibility of using male versus female voice-overs in political television ads.
2015 study published in Political Analysis that examines forecasts from the Social Security Administration to determine whether and why the federal agency has made errors in its projections.
In this 2015 study, researchers from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and Enterprise Community Partners Inc. analyzed the growing trend of severely cost-burdened renters.