To put focus on inequality, talk disadvantages

To get Americans to care about economic inequality, research suggests focusing on the disadvantages of having less, rather than the perks of having more.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Diversity’ is too shallow for real racial justice

Diversity ideology lets whites superficially commit to achieving social justice, but isn't enough to advance equity or inclusion, research shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Infant health inequality has been rising since 2010

Between 1989 and 2010, infant health inequality gradually lessened. New research documents the opposite trend since then.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~11 min

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Expert: COVID makes STEM education gaps more dire

With the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure every child has access to a quality STEM education is even more difficult. But there are reasons to be hopeful, too.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Gender quotas in India had unintended effects

Gender quotas enshrined in the Indian constitution appear to have lowered the representation of other underrepresented groups.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~10 min

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Will COVID-19 force a rethink of America’s safety net?

Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

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Coronavirus spotlights health inequity that was already bad

COVID-19 reveals the gaps in access to health care and in the health of Americans from marginalized groups. But it's a chance to work towards health equity, too.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 31, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Ivy-plus’ colleges are missing some middle-class students

Should universities give middle-class college students a boost? A new report finds that middle-class kids are underrepresented on "Ivy-plus" campuses.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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