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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

Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced automatically to life without the possibility of parole for homicide. Related research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was cited ... 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

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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Reports Find Job Creation Potential in Energy Efficiency

Two recent studies by the Institute for Market Transformation, a MacArthur grantee, predict that new energy disclosure policies will drive competition to improve buildings’ energy ratings, leading to more jobs. Read More

"Researchers Fight Dementia at Brain Science Frontier"

From the Fountain Valley Patch
William Seeley, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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Even Brief Fishing Season Can Prove Long-Term Detriment to Protected Marine Areas

A study by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners found that the opening of a protected Fijan coral reef for a brief fishing season significantly depleted wildlife in the area. Read More
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Study Maps Networks on Russian Twitter

A new report from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society delineates several networks within Russia’s Twitter ecosystem centered on topics ranging from politics to music to geographical position. 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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Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Furman Center spurs thoughtful discussion and reform by arming policymakers with critical analysis and research-driven policy recommendations. Read More
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Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system was founded nearly a century ago on what was then a revolutionary principle: Children are different from adults, and the justice system that deals with them should reflect these differences. Read More

Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development

The goal of the Network on Early Experience and Brain Development is to study the relationship between brain and behavioral development, to clarify the role of experience in brain development and to enhance the understanding of ... Read More

Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment

The Network on Mandated Community Treatment was established to create a scientifically sound evidence base for developing effective policy and practice on whether, and how, to require certain people with mental disorders to adhere to treatment ... Read More

Research Network on Mental Health and the Law

The Network on Mental Health and the Law was established to build an empirical foundation for the next generation of mental health laws — laws that will assure the rights and the safety of individuals and of ... Read More