Featuring advocates, program coordinators, researchers, and program participants, podcast series paints a holistic picture of summer youth employment programs and how research helps strengthen them.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: social-media poverty media economics policy research government school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal
Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: health public-health covid-19 coronavirus economics pandemic remote-work social-distancing hospitals face-masks rural great-plains mask-wearing rural-health small-towns
The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: climate-change covid-19 manufacturing economics macroeconomic global-food-security food-security globalisation
Activists can broaden the purview of green recovery plans and highlight issues of climate justice.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: greta-thunberg climate-justice climate-strikes fridaysforfuture youth-climate-activism covid-19-economic-recovery
A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: economics gender jobs money relationships stereotypes society-and-culture
J-PAL North America launches MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research to Improve Health Care for the Aging
Center will work with affiliated researchers to test low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health-care delivery and health outcomes for aging adults in the United States.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: health medicine economics aging health-care research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: poverty covid-19 economics pandemic policy health-care learning jobs k-12-education research government education-teaching-academics school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences technology-and-society abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal
This celebrated research gives governments a reason to give climate change a low priority, but is based on spurious empirical data.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change economics interdisciplinarity climate-crisis gdp neoclassical-economics william-nordhaus
New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: economics jobs money united-states housing society-and-culture debt
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