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SNAP's Short- and Long-Term BenefitsIPR economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach finds that SNAP improves birth outcomes and long-term health for recipients, and leads to better economic outcomes for women.Read more...

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A Moment of 'Democratic Imperative'?At an April workshop, an international group of scholars discussed how past cases of democratic change can inform the contemporary moment.Read more...

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Faculty Spotlight: Heather SchoenfeldSociologist and legal scholar Heather Schoenfeld studies how the United States became the world's biggest jailer, and what policies might do to change it.Read more...

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Creating Order out of Civil WarIn a new book, IPR associate Ana Arjona uses the case of Colombia's civil war to challenge the assumption that civil wars are always chaotic environments.Read more...

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Developmental Consequences of Superfund SitesChildren who live near hazardous waste sites can benefit from environmental cleanups, suggests research by David Figlio and Claudia Persico.Read more...

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