The Youth Boom: Strategies to Empower Young People Worldwide

The global youth boom is dramatically affecting the developing world, especially in Africa, where 10 million young people enter the labor market annually. How are young people being integrated into program design and implementation?

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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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