J‑PAL North America
J-PAL North America, based at MIT, seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility.
We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. Learn more about our work.
Summer youth employment programs that provided minimum wage summer jobs to mainly disadvantaged youth in New York City and Chicago reduced arrests for violent crimes, incarceration, and premature deaths.
Relatively low-cost programs to simplify the college application process and support students through this transition can increase college enrollment and persistence in the United States and Canada. Personalized assistance, timely reminders, and fee waivers were key components of effective...
J-PAL North America's new competition will help US education leaders identify technology-based solutions to key challenges in education.
Affiliate Damon Jones found that workplace wellness programs are not very effective at improving employees' health or lowering their health-care costs.
There are 238 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 11 countries in North America.
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- What’s one promising way to reduce violent crime among vulnerable youth? Give them a summer job. Learn more in our newest policy publication: bit.ly/2FxvtXY 1 week 2 days ago.
- Our newly released policy publication outlines promising, evidence-based strategies to help students successfully make the transition from high school to college. Read the executive summary of our findings here: http://bit.ly/2CB7lgG 1 month 17 hours ago.
- Not sure if you’re eligible for our State and Local Innovation Initiative? We welcome applications from US state, county, municipal, and tribal governments; public school systems; public housing authorities; and other state or local government entities. See our Q&A for answers to other common questions. Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected] 1 month 5 days ago.
- In case you missed our recent initiative webinar or would like to share it with colleagues, you can view the recording here: http://bit.ly/2sdgQmx. We heard from Melissa Kearney (University of Maryland) and Corinne Weaver (Catholic Charities Fort Worth) about the lessons learned for scaling effective approaches and continuous improvement in an evaluation of Stay the Course, a case management program that increased degree completion among low-income community college students. State and Local Governments interested in using randomized evaluations to better understand the impact of their programs and policies can apply now for flexible pilot funding, technical assistance, and connections with experienced researchers through our State and Local Innovation Initiative. The deadline for letters of interest is March 2nd at 5pm ET. Instructions for submitting a 3-5 page letter of interest can be found here: http://bit.ly/2BNsrMV. 1 month 1 week ago.
- Our Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition provides healthcare agencies and organizations with technical support, capacity building, and matchmaking with researchers to spur randomized evaluations. Who can apply? US federal, state, county, and city health departments and healthcare organizations such as non-profits, health plans, or health systems with innovative programs they would like to test. Learn more and apply by March 2nd here: http://bit.ly/1VXPhEM 1 month 1 week ago.