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A new CDC report suggests that the black-white disparity in death rates has vanished. But the real story on mortality trends is more nuanced.
To accommodate a growing number of largely poor urban dwellers, we need to use data in ways that will make change happen.
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court held that cities can sue lenders for predatory lending practices.
Pell grant recipients can now receive up to one-and-a-half full grants over the course of a year so they don’t have to take the summer off.
The variation within the Asian population is often overlooked because disaggregated data is difficult to come by.
Three proposed changes to the federal income tax could depress charitable giving, despite a plan to keep the charitable deduction.
While New York rolls out a "tuition free" college plan, New Mexico's governor has vetoed all state funding for public universities.
Well-designed parent-child visits can minimize the harmful effects of parental incarceration, which has affected over 5 million children.
The Fed began buying mortgage-backed securities in 2009 to support a then-fragile housing market, and is now the single largest holder.
Housing affordability challenges in cities like San Francisco and New York often overshadow the enormous housing challenges in rural America.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

Many Asian Americans are often overlooked in research on ethnic disparities.

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

From Protest to Policy

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From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.

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