Scant Evidence and Soaring Promises: New Research Needed on a Universal Basic Income

A universal basic income (UBI) is a regular, substantial, and unconditional cash income available to everyone, irrespective of their employment status or wealth. Its promise is the end of poverty as we know it.

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The Role of Public Charter Schools in Career Preparation

Far too few students have access to high-quality, career-focused high school education that can put them on a path to postsecondary credentials connected to high-demand, high-wage jobs. Charter schools could change that.

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Learning Together: Building Stronger Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships

Promoters of evidence-based policies and practices are seeking to engage practitioners more fully in developing and carrying out technically challenging evaluations — notably randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

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Using Behavioral Nudges to Increase the Use of Government Services

The idea of using behavioral theory - and especially low-cost "nudges" informed by behavioral science - to influence individuals' decisions has been attracting a lot of interest lately.

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How Can We Measure and Evaluate the Racial Wealth Gap?

The current political cycle has prompted renewed interest in the nation's distribution of wealth - highlighting a disparity that is often called the nation's "wealth gap." The gap has been described as a chasm between the riches of the few set against the struggles of the poor and middle class. Yet a deeper social disparity has challenged public policy since the Civil Rights movement: even today, the fortunes of people of color remain radically different from those of white people.

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College for All? Then Create Better Pathways for Low-Income Adults

This month, more than three million college students across the nation will heave a sigh of relief and celebrate having gotten to graduation day. They know their chances of getting a job and earning at least a middle-class living are much better with a college credential than without one, as recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

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