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Minority Populations Spread Out Across U.S.

Asians, blacks, and Hispanics make up make up the majority of population gains in fast-growing metro areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Orlando, according to a report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report also ... Read More

Erosion of Wages Accounts for Growing Income Gap

A recent report co-published by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities, a MacArthur grantee, and the Economic Policy Institute indicates that the gap between the highest-income families and poor and middle-income families has grown significantly ... Read More

New Regional Planning Board to Coordinate Growth in Northeastern Illinois

With forecasts that the Chicago region will expand by nearly two million people by 2030 (25%), MacArthur grantee Chicago Metropolis 2020 has long advocated for a central entity to coordinate and guide northeastern Illinois’ growth and ... Read More

ENewsletter: Mental Health in America

Contents Mental Health in America Signs of Progress and Challenges Ahead A Promising Moment MacArthur's Focus on Mental Health A Closing Thought   Mental Health in America: Bringing the Best of Research to Practice and Policy ... Read More

Opening Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of Bipartisan Congressional Mayors’ Caucus

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's efforts to make American cities better places to live. Read More

Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ... Read More

Effort to Provide the Best Research on Early Child Development

The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Brandeis University's Heller School has organized what is planned to be the nation's leading resource about early child brain and behavior development. Read More

MacArthur Awards Grant Of $4.8 Million For Research On Socioeconomic Status And Health

MacArthur's award to the University of California at San Francisco will be used over the course of four years to identify pathways by which socioeconomic factors "get under the skin" to influence health. Read More