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A 20-year Follow-Up to an Early Childhood Stimulation Program in Jamaica

James Heckman
Rodrigo Pinto
Arianna Zanolini
Christel Vermeerch
Susan Walker
Susan Chang-Lopez
Sally Grantham-McGregor

Slum Housing Upgrading in El Salvador, Mexico, and Uruguay

Ryan Cooper
Raimundo Undurraga
Adam Ross
Sebastian Martinez
Researchers measured the impact of improving the quality of slum housing on household wellbeing in El Salvador, Mexico, and Uruguay. Residents were selected to receive housing upgrades by lottery. Results show that slum upgrading significantly improved satisfaction with quality of life. In two...

How Boston’s Summer Employment Program Affects Youth Criminal Justice Outcomes

Richard Paulsen
Researchers evaluated whether Boston’s SYEP had an effect on the criminal justice outcomes of participants and sought to gauge the potential mechanisms driving these effects. The program reduced participants’ violent and property crime-related arraignments.

Understanding the Potential of Summer Jobs Programs for Youth in Philadelphia

Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of being offered a summer job through Philadelphia’s WorkReady program on outcomes related to criminal justice involvement, employment, and education.

Examining Employer Race-based Discrimination Before and After Ban the Box

Sonja Starr
To better understand the connection between BTB policies and racial discrimination in hiring, researchers tested the impact of applicant race and criminal history on hiring decisions both before and after BTB policies came into effect in New Jersey and New York City. The results confirmed that...