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The History of Abortion Politics

IPR talks with IPR political scientist Chloe Thurston about politicians’ changing views on abortion and the role interest groups play

Mexican American Mothers Reveal Challenges in Seeking Mental Healthcare for Their Teens

August 11, 2022
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IPR anthropologist explains how moms navigate being a ‘good mother’ and what it might mean for policy.

As Access to Water Expands, Improvements Appear Unequal

August 8, 2022
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New research shows improvements in water security do not always occur equitably.

Avoiding Tap Water Can Increase Chances of Experiencing Food Insecurity

August 2, 2022
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IPR researchers Sera Young and Hilary Bethancourt highlight the connection between water and food insecurity.

Coronavirus Media Mentions

July 26, 2022
Stay up-to-date with the latest IPR faculty media mentions concerning COVID-19 as well as other IPR news related to the coronavirus in 2022.

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