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Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Network research finding that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projections, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens. Read More

Research on Health Reform Looks at Costs and Affordability Issues

A new report by grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, concludes that by lowering the amount that Medicaid and Medicare pay for prescription drugs, Congress could generate substantial savings to help pay for comprehensive ... Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor CDFIs

The Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance, supported by a $25 million MacArthur program-related investment, honor community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Read More

Strengthening Policy through Research

Long before the current recession, rising deficits, an aging population, spiraling healthcare and entitlement costs, stagnant economic growth, and other issues were threatening America's long-term fiscal health. Read More

Associated Press to Distribute Investigative News Produced by MacArthur Grantees

The Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica — two MacArthur grantees devoted to investigative journalism — will have their work distributed by the Associated Press to 1,500 American newspapers beginning this month. This new partnership is expected ... Read More

MacArthur Grantees Participate in U.S.-Russia Civil Society Summit

In a show of support for Russian civil society groups, President Obama also addressed the U.S.-Russian Civil Society Summit in Moscow. Read More
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Video Games and the Civic Involvement of Youth

The Civic Potential of Video Games, written by Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh and Chris Evans, focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. Read More
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The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

The single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. Read More

Court Decision Helps Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

A recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court protects thousands of low-income people in affordable rental housing in rural areas in California and the Northwest. Read More
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Living and Learning with New Media

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings—at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. Read More

Maximizing Housing as Health Care Intervention

The National AIDS Housing Coalition has been awarded a $200,000 grant from MacArthur to support a national project which seeks to maximize the policy impact and cost-effectiveness of housing as a health care intervention for ... Read More

Alternatives to Incarceration Could Help States Save Money

The Justice Policy Institute, a participant in the Foundation's Models for Change juvenile justice initiative, recently released two reports highlighting the economic benefits of alternatives to incarceration. Read More
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New Competencies, Skills Required for Participatory Culture

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures—joining online communities, producing creative work in new forms, working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge, and shaping the flow ... Read More