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Who Discriminates in Hiring? A New Study Can Tell.

The New York Times writes about a study by J-PAL affiliates revealing new findings on discrimination in the US labor market based on the names on resumes.

Gender inequality: What really needs to change?

J-PAL affiliates write about how policies must change restrictive gender norms in order to progress towards gender equity and meaningfully impact the lives of women and girls.

Job Applicants With ‘Black Names’ Still Less Likely to Get Interviews

Bloomberg highlights a study by J-PAL affiliates about named-based racial discrimination in hiring practices.

A sleep study’s eye-opening findings

A study by J-PAL affiliates find that sleep quality may be more important than quantity for the working poor in India.

Rich world’s pandemic selfishness won't be forgotten

J-PAL co-founders and Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee reflect on the failures of rich countries in assisting developing countries amidst the pandemic, especially with access to vaccines.

Covid-19 lockdown and migrant workers: Survey of vocational trainees from Bihar and Jharkhand - II

J-PAL affiliates discuss findings from a survey experiment, highlighting the impacts of Covid-19 lockdowns on young vocational trainees from rural Bihar and Jharkhan.

Sleep deprivation rampant among Chennai’s poor: study

A study by J-PAL affiliates reveals findings about the pervasiveness of sleep deprivation and its effects on health and well-being among low-income communities in Chennai, India.

Study finds physicians are effective messengers of Covid-19 information regardless of recipients’ race or political beliefs

A new large-scale randomized evaluation has found that messages delivered by physicians increased knowledge about Covid-19 and use of preventative health measures, like mask-wearing and social distancing, regardless of recipients’ race or political beliefs. This research shows that information...