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Evidence-Based Policymaking in Four California Counties

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative describes how four California counties have used evidence-based policymaking to meet the challenges of the state’s criminal justice reform effort. Read More

"The Aging Game"

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Magazine
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Progress in Supporting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs. Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Government Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative provides a process that government leaders can use to assess the cost-effectiveness of public programs. Read More
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Family Support in Aging Societies

A report by the Pew Research Center finds that majorities of adults across the United States, Italy, and Germany believe adult children have a responsibility to provide financial assistance to an aging parent in need. Read More

"Commentary: Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton: Stop Courting Catastrophe"

Chicago Tribune
MacArthur President Julia Stasch and other philanthropic leaders tell Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton to put partisan politics aside to save Illinois.
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"Family Support in Graying Societies"

Pew Research Center
Related Grantee: Pew Research Center
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Assessing the Cost of Political Uncertainty

A video explores the financial costs of times of political uncertainty, and shows that during a month in which politics are in flux, the cost to the global economy can be roughly $15 billion. Read More
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Reworking the Economy to Reduce Inequality

The Roosevelt Institute has released a comprehensive policy agenda for reducing inequality and improving economic performance by overhauling the laws and institutions that shape the economy. Read More