Research

The data released in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 annual report on income and poverty on Sept. 15 will not shed light on the current state of poverty in America. The official numbers predate the global pandemic.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus.
The Center for Justice & Safety Finance at PFM has released an expert study from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy that includes best practices for reforming the policies that dictate criminal justice system fines and fees.
Meyer and Sullivan have devised a new approach that provides near-real-time poverty estimates using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates could potentially be the basis for government policies and programs.
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy shows that income shocks–that is, sudden but temporary reductions in income–affect black and Hispanic households more strongly than their white counterparts.
A paper by Assistant Professor Alexander Fouirnaies of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, along with Professor Andrew B. Hall of Stanford University, concludes that divisive and prolonged primaries do in fact have a negative effect.