J-PAL North America seeks partners to research homelessness

Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator will provide funding and technical assistance to help partners build evidence on strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness.

J-PAL North America | Jan. 13, 2020 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal economics poverty research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences housing

In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better?

Study shows no effect from program intended to reduce repeated hospitalizations by targeting high-cost patients.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 8, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: health-care research economics aging medicine health abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal national-institutes-of-health-nih sloan-school-of-management school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering food developing-countries poverty koch-institute school-of-engineering

J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

J-PAL North America | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal economics school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences policy poverty government funding research

Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America

New J-PAL North America publication highlights how rigorous research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing.

J-PAL North America | Sept. 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal economics research housing poverty school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Study: For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050

Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | May 1, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research energy greenhouse-gases carbon climate environment economics policy emissions weather natural-disasters climate-change poverty joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

MIT researchers release evaluation of low-cost cooling devices in Mali | MIT News

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative cooling devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Nancy Adams | D-Lab | CITE | June 20, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  international-development  poverty  agriculture  africa  d-lab  cite  research  technology-and-society  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering

3Q: Ernest Moniz on the Vatican climate dialogue | MIT News

Professor emeritus and former U.S. energy secretary reflects on recent meeting with Pope Francis and energy and finance leaders.

MIT Energy Initiative | June 12, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  climate-change  faculty  religion  ethics  sustainability  mit-energy-initiative  3-questions  poverty  environment  social-justice  econimics  carbon  technology-and-society  energy  emissions  greenhouse-gases

Fighting toxic stress in children is tough but possible | MIT News

Taking time to understand underlying causes of stress can help children escape debilitating health effects, symposium speakers argue.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | May 31, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  picower-institute  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  economics  social-sciences  neuroscience  poverty  medicine  learning  memory  pollution  school-of-science

For food-aid recipients, information is power | MIT News

A simple card explaining a government aid program leads to more rice for poor villagers in Indonesia.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 9, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  social-sciences  economics  international-development  indonesia  research  poverty  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

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