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Exploring the Culture of Mixed-Income Housing

New research from the Mixed-Income Development Study explores community life in three mixed-income communities built on the footprint of former Chicago public housing projects. Read More
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Widening Gaps in Life Expectancy Reflect Race, Gender, and Education

Although longevity has increased in the United States as a whole since 1990, the gap in life expectancy between Americans with the least and the most education is widening, according to research by scholars in the ... Read More
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Analyzing the States' Budget Crisis

The State Budget Crisis Task Force details the extent of states’ fiscal problems and fiscal sustainability in the wake of the global financial crisis. Read More

Foundation's Results First Work Informs OMB Evidence-Based Initiative

The Foundation's work to support the use of benefit-cost analysis tools to help states provide the best outcomes for citizens while improving fiscal health is influencing policy. Read More
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Research Universities and the Future of America

Research universities have made critical contributions to the American economy and society. However, persistent funding challenges threaten the vitality of U.S. research universities, according to a report requested by Congress. Read More
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Better Results, Lower Costs in Washington State

This brief by Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, highlights how Washington state has applied effectively cost-benefit analysis to criminal justice programs. Read More
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Helping States Make Informed Policy Choices

Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, is helping states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and use that data to make decisions based on the results. Read More

Examining the Fiscal Health of City Governments

The National League of Cities will examine the fiscal health of city governments across the U.S. as they recover from the recession. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.7 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

The research will explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Read More
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Aspen Institute Hosts Luncheon Conversation with Bob Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci was interviewed about the Foundation's grantmaking, the lack of civil discourse in America, and some of the globe’s most challenging nuclear security threats. Read More
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Report Calls for More Adaptive Conservation Management

In a MacArthur-supported paper, the Environmental Law Institute notes an inability on the part of nature system managers to adjust to the threats posed to biodiversity by climate change. Read More

CHA Launches Plan for Transformation of Public Housing 2.0

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will recalibrate its historic Plan for Transformation of public housing by engaging in a collaborative, open process. Read More
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Carnegie Moscow Center, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Carnegie Moscow Center provides an invaluable platform for open debate of key issues in a society at a crossroads. Read More