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Perspectives Blog

Clearing out the gray to deliver transparent solutions. That’s what we do as we bring clarity to answering the world’s toughest challenges. 

Blogging about our perspectives on issues — from affordable housing, child trauma and coastal restoration to universal health coverage, gender equality, blockchain technology, HIV/AIDS, influenza and more — invites readers to react and benefit from our thinking each and every day.

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Sometimes, the Story is in the Subgroups

Todd Grindal Senior Associate, Education   Laura R. Peck, PhD Principal Scientist …
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The Special Education Graduation Gap

Last month, U.S. newspapers reported a rare piece of good news about the state of American …
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Taxing Unhealthy Foods and Beverages: A Burden or Blessi …

In a blog post for the Global Health Council, I debate the benefits and drawbacks to taxing food and …
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Rethinking Food Assistance: From Evidence to Policy

It is hard for most of us to imagine going to bed hungry or worried that we can’t feed our family …
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Want Better Evaluations? First Do This

Jacob Alex Klerman  Principal Associate and Senior Fellow, Social and Economic PolicyThe ultimate …
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Can a Policy Innovation Help Families in Public Housing …

Imagine if all recipients of federal rental assistance had access to a savings account that grew as …
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The Role of #SocialMedia in #PolicyResearch

Social media is replete with promotions, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods. Pith triumphs over …
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Climate Change: A Tipping Point in Paris

My expectations weren’t high as I headed toward Paris earlier this month for the United Nations …
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Stay Tuned: More on Ethiopia's Experience in Community-B …

In a blog post following the conference in Rotterdam on universal health coverage in Africa, Bruno …
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Administrative Data: When Is It Useful for Estimating Im …

Jacob A. Klerman Principal Associate, Social and Economic Policy   Howard Rolston Principal …
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From Middle to Golden Age: What the Future of Evaluation …

Laura Peck, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Social & Economic Policy
Laura Peck