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News articles about J-PAL and our Press Releases 
July 23, 2015 -
Evidence Action

The case for mass school-based deworming in endemic countries stands on two legs: First, the body of rigorous evidence that supports mass deworming as a cost-effective intervention. Second, mass treatment without first testing for infection is cheap, safe, and an efficient strategy for reaching lots of kids quickly.

July 23, 2015 -
The Conversation

A re-analysis of research on school-based deworming in Kenya strongly supports the finding that treatment improves school attendance of both children who are treated and those who are not.

July 22, 2015 -
International Journal of Epidemiology

J-PAL affiliates Michael Kremer and Ted Miguel, along with Joan Hamory Hicks, interpret the evidence from the reanalysis as strongly supporting the findings of positive deworming treatment externalities and school participation impacts.

July 21, 2015 -
VoxEU

Does material wealth make you happier? 

July 17, 2015 -
The University of Chicago

J-PAL affiliate Jens Ludwig examines the key causes and potential remedies of youth violence.

July 14, 2015 -
TEDx Talks

Amy Finkelstein explains why researchers, governments, insurers, and health-care providers can and should use randomized controlled trials.

July 14, 2015 -
University of Chicago

The July report highlights J-PAL affiliate Jens Ludwig and co-authors' research on the Becoming a Man program.

July 10, 2015 -
FactCheck.org

Amy Finkelstein clarifies the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment evidence that some politicians are cherry-picking from or distorting.

July 6, 2015 -
The University of Chicago

Jens Ludwig talks about the health outcomes of the Moving to Opportunity study.

July 6, 2015 -
The Washington Post

J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman considers how we can make effective antipoverty programs reach more people.