·August 20, 2019
Texas A&M University and Vanderbilt University
Policies that gave women greater ability to control childbearing during the 1960s and 1970s have been linked to increased educational attainment, higher wages and greater labor force participation for women. This, in turn, improved their lifelong earnings and the living conditions of their children.
·June 17, 2019
University of Maryland
There has been a substantial decline in the share of children in the U.S. living with married parents over recent decades. Importantly, this decline has not been made up for with a rise in the share of children living with unmarried parents; rather, many more children today live with a lone parent than
·July 19, 2018
Texas A&M University, University of Technology Sydney, and Montana State University
Sexual assault at colleges and universities in the United States is an important and pervasive problem. The presence of alcohol is involved in a large proportion of these incidents. The federal government has increased awareness of the issue and provided guidance on efforts to prevent sexual violence ...
·July 11, 2018
President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court raises legitimate questions about the future of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. If a reversal of Roe v. Wade were to occur, it would return the legal status of ...
·March 16, 2018
Texas A&M University and Montana State University
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Fueled in part by a raging opioid epidemic, drug overdose deaths have surged in the United States since 1999. More people currently die from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle accidents
, as drug-related ...
·February 20, 2018
Yale University and Northwestern University
The United States is one of only two countries in the world where it is legal for pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers. Critics of the practice say that it can lead to unnecessary demand for more expensive products and could be a contributing factor to rising medical ...
·November 12, 2017
University of California, Berkeley
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as "food stamps", is one of the largest anti-poverty programs in the United States, reaching over 44 million
Americans in 2016, at a cost of $73 billion
to the Federal Government. Major policy changes up for consideration in Congress
as well ...
·September 23, 2017
Two disturbing trends in the United States have surfaced during the past several decades. First, deaths involving prescription or illicit opioids have taken more than 300,000
lives since the late 1990s. Second, death rates among non-Hispanic white, middle-aged Americans have increased dramatically
·February 15, 2017
Each year more than 280,000 women die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications. Ninety-nine percent
of these deaths occur in developing countries, where childbearing is the leading cause of mortality
among women of reproductive age. In these countries early and frequent pregnancies undermine ...