A 2015 National Bureau of Economic Research study assesses two Chicago programs aimed at reducing delinquency and high school dropout rates among teens.
2016 study in the
Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at whether girls and young women who take abstinence pledges are less likely to become pregnant, acquire STDs.
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.
2016 working paper for the Inter-American Development Bank that looks at how crime in Latin America affects the public's trust in public institutions such as police agencies and in private networks.
2016 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network that looks at whether praise or money is a more effective tool for encouraging adolescents to complete after-school tutoring sessions.
Adolescents and young adults are spending less time outdoors and more time glued to screens—computer, TV, tablet and cell phones, according to numerous studies. A 2015 Australian study published in BMC Public Health found that 70 percent of ninth-grade boys use screens for more than two hours a day; screen time is even higher
2016 tip sheet offering 10 sources of information to help journalists stay informed on issues related to news media and technology.
2016 study by two Harvard University researchers that looks at how housing loss, including eviction and housing condemnation, affects job loss among the working poor.
2016 tip sheet that offers journalists several tools and sources they can use to localize the larger, national story of emissions reductions.
2009 study from the Harvard Kennedy School surveying presidential nominating contests and historic voter participation patterns in the United States.
2016 study published in
PNAS that examines how false beliefs about the biological differences between black and white people might influence pain assessment and treatment of black patients.
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A Columbia researcher's study that examines the roots of anti-Americanism in the Middle East and greater Muslim world to determine whether it is policy-based or extends to all things American.
2015 study published in
Media Psychology that examines media multitasking and the conditions under which people are likely to use more than one media platform at a time.
A 2015 study published in Behavioral Sciences and the Law examines the relationship between psychological "identification" and acts of targeted violence, including school shootings and terrorism
2015 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research that assesses how job loss, negative home equity and other types of “financial shock” influence whether homeowners default on mortgages