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How helping families relocate could increase economic mobility

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - The Economist

Article discusses J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty research on upward mobility.

Children in a classroom.

Parents know better than standardized tests

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - The Wall Street Journal

J-PAL affiliate Eric Bettinger and his research team found that students who won a lottery for a voucher in Colombia were 17% more likely to complete high school on time than students who lost the...

A scientific approach to evaluating global anti-poverty programs

Friday, August 23, 2019 - PBS NewsHour

J-PAL affiliate Dean Karlan is interviewed on PBS NewsHour about rigorously evaluating an anti-poverty intervention in Ethiopia.

Orazio Attanasio named the Cowles Professor of Economics

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - Yale News

J-PAL affiliate Orazio Attanasio has recently been appointed as the Cowles Professor of Economics at Yale University.

The Myth of Welfare Dependency

Friday, August 9, 2019 - Project Syndicate

Recent research by affiliated researcher Rema Hanna suggests that the longer low-income families receive stable and predictable support, the better they and their children do.

School Choice Increases Earnings in Colombia

Friday, August 9, 2019 - Cato Institute

An evaluation by J-PAL affiliates found that a school choice program Colombia improved vital long-run outcomes up to 20 years after students applied for private school vouchers in 1994.

Edtech Is Big Business, But Does It Really Work?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Built In

Associate director of policy at J-PAL North America, Vincent Quan, talks about the importance of using evidence when designing edtech interventions.

America has a housing segregation problem. Seattle may just have the solution.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Vox

Research by J-PAL affiliates shows dramatic improvements in social mobility for low-income families in Seattle.