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Breaking New Ground on Fair Housing?

Is America heading out of a pandemic lockdown into a housing lockout? On one side, millions of Americans risk being thrown out of their homes on June 30 when the federal foreclosure and CDC’s eviction bans are set to expire. On the other, plans to break new ground on the issue have emerged, such as President Biden’s inclusion of affordable housing programs in his infrastructure plan. Five of IPR’s interdisciplinary housing experts offered their research-based policy ideas to improve affordability and reduce discrimination and segregation. 

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach speaking on a video conference call

IPR Director Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Hunger

IPR director and economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach spoke to members of the Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on April 28 about the staggering rise of hunger during the COVID crisis, with 36 million Americans, or 11% of nation’s the population, reporting not having enough to eat between March and August 2020. She concluded with a bipartisan call to end hunger for all Americans.
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Thomas McDade Elected to Two Acclaimed National Academies

IPR biological anthropologist Thomas McDade was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, two of the nation’s most prestigious scholarly bodies, in April 2021. His research focuses on the long-term effects of early environments and integrates biological measures into population-based research. 
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Research News

The Economy and Pandemic Are Improving, Mental Health Is Not

Despite the optimism around the pandemic’s progress, a national survey co-authored by IPR political scientist James Druckman finds depression and other mental health issues have not improved since the winter. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have been hit particularly hard, with 42% showing signs of at least a moderate depression.

Understanding Political Attitudes and Experiences, Diversity, and Collaboration

In its 15th year, the Chicago Area Social and Political Behavior (CAB) workshop continued its tradition of celebrating and sharing emerging scholarly work in political science. This year’s workshop highlights innovative research by four women political scientists: Mara OstfeldCindy Kam, Avital Livny, and IPR's Mary McGrath
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Recent Faculty Research

Read recent IPR research, including studies that explore the effect of exposure to immigrants on the academic outcomes of U.S.-born students, how the gut microbiome can improve health inequities, and whether a high school education has an impact on attitudes toward redistribution.

Faculty Opinion

"What America urgently needs is community violence prevention infrastructure, a system of physical, social, political and financial connections among community violence preventionists that can support, develop and sustain on-the-ground efforts to reduce gun violence."

—By Andrew Papachristos and Daniel Webster
Amid Infrastructure Talks, Investment in Community
Gun Violence Prevention Is Critical

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Working Papers

Early Origins of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Chronic Inflammation: Evaluating the Contributions of Low Birth Weight and Short Breastfeeding (WP-20-41) 
Thomas McDade and Stephanie Koning

Who Profits From Amateurism? Rent-Sharing in Modern College Sports (WP-20-42)
Craig Garthwaite, Jordan Keener, Matthew Notowidigdo, and Nicole Ozminkowski

The Social Safety Net in the Wake of COVID-19 (WP-20-43)
Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

The Human Microbiome and Health Inequities (WP-20-44)
Katherine Amato, with Gregory Miller, Christopher Kuzawa, et al.

Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the United States (WP-20-45)
Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin Jones, J. Daniel Kim, and Javier Miranda
More Working Papers

IPR's events for the spring 2021 quarter will be held online. Registration is required to join. You can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar. 

June 7: "A Computational Analysis of Gender Bias in Letters of Recommendation in Economics" by Lori Beaman (IPR/Econ) and Rob Voigt (Linguistics/IPR)
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