Three IPR fellows—anthropologists Christopher Kuzawa and Sera Young and sociologist Lincoln Quillian—recently received major recognition and awards, confirming their outstanding research talent. Kuzawa was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Quillian received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Young was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Infographic: Women Still Ask for Less

IPR associate Elizabeth Gerber finds that in the online gig economy, women ask for lower hourly rates than men. But because women worked more hours, they earned more overall than men did in the gig economy. 
IPR anthropologist Sera Young spoke at the launch of the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) scale in Washington, D.C. It is the first tool to reliably measure household water insecurity around the world. 
Pregnancy Complications Rise for Illinois Women

In a recent study, IPR associate and Feinberg research professor Joe Feinglass and his colleagues discovered that maternal morbidity remained stable in Illinois, while pregnancy complications increased for women between 2011 and 2015. 
"In the United States, filing taxes is painful by
design. The tax-collection system as we know it is the outcome of three forces: corporate lobbying, a stubborn resistance to borrowing good ideas from other Western nations, and the Republican Party’s decades-long campaign against taxation itself."
Celebrating IPR@50
Register for the
IPR@50 Conference


Register now for "IPR@50: The Next 50 Years of Policy Research" on June 6–7. The conference will take place on Northwestern's Evanston Campus with a series of thematic panels featuring IPR faculty researchers. Topics to be discussed include “Breakthroughs in Policy Measurement,” “How Experience Becomes Biology,” and “Community Partnerships Produce Better Services and Research.”
 
Yidan Prize Conference
Register for the 2019 Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas

Register now for the "Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas" on May 23–24, hosted by Northwestern University. Featuring IPR statistician
Larry Hedges and Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO of edX, the conference will highlight new directions for research and development inspired by the Yidan Prize Laureates. 
Awards and Honors
IPR social psychologist Mesmin Destin received the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence Award.

Behavioral scientist and IPR associate Linda Teplin will receive the 2019 Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine's Women Faculty Organization. 
More Awards and Honors
Working Papers
Unlucky Cohorts: Estimating the Long-Term Effects of Entering a Labor Market in a Recession in Large-Cross Sectional Data Sets
(WP-18-24) by Hannes Schwandt and Till M. von Wachter

Safety Net Investments in Children
(WP-18-25) Hilary W. Hoynes and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Can Network-Theory-Based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption? 
(WP-18-26) by Lori Beaman, Ariel Ben Yishay, Jeremy Magruder, and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
More Working Papers
Upcoming Events
May 2: "College Aid, College Completion, and the Marginal Cost of a College Degree: Evidence from a Randomized Trial" by David Autor (MIT)

May 3: "Chicago Area Political Science Behavior Workshop," organized by James Druckman (IPR/Political Science)

May 6: "Beyond Pride and Prejudice: Can Insights from Relationship Psychology Improve Our Politics?" by Eli Finkel (Psychology/ IPR)

May 9: "Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment" by Natalie Bau (University of California, Los Angeles)

May 13: "Can We Really End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030? A Policy Reality Check" by Celeste Watkins-Hayes (IPR/ Sociology)

May 15: "The Political Economy of Overpayments to Medicare Advantage Plans" by Richard Kronick (University of California, San Diego)
 
More IPR Events
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