Jan 19, 2022
Only four times in US presidential history has the candidate with fewer popular votes won the election. Two of those occurred recently in 2000 and 2016, leading to calls to reform the system.
Dec 22, 2021
Head Start was launched nearly sixty years ago as part of the United States’ War on Poverty. Since then, it has helped prepare millions of kids for first grade.
The architects of the program hoped that putting disadvantaged children on more equal footing with their better-off peers would set them up for future...
Dec 8, 2021
Economists could help inform these discussions. But critics say existing economic research falls short of understanding the true...
Nov 24, 2021
With advances in modern medicine, US life expectancy steadily improved over the second half of the 20th century. But that progress masked a growing gap in mortality between poorer and richer states that started in the 1980s.
The exact reasons for this divergence are still unknown, but a paper in the Journal of...