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The Lasting Mark of Shootings

Mass shootings have been on the rise in the U.S.—not just in schools like the Uvalde, Texas, shooting where 21 people were killed, but in places of worship, in grocery stores, and most recently, during a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, one of two mass shootings in the Chicago area over the holiday weekend.

In the wake of these tragedies, IPR faculty experts offer their research insights into the short- and long-term costs of school shootings for surviving students, how shootings change communities politically, and which evidence-based solutions could help prevent mass shootings.

Research News

More People with Depression Bought Guns for the First Time During the Pandemic

IPR political scientist James Druckman, IPR graduate research assistant Jennifer Lin, and their colleagues find that around one-third of people who report major symptoms of depression either currently own a gun or plan to buy one. Their results shed light on the connection between owning a gun and depression—and how the pandemic has exacerbated it.

What Can Biosocial Approaches Reveal About Human Biology and Experience?

Do poverty and racism affect your health? If so, what are the best methods for measuring this effect? To answer these questions, a group of 30 PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty attended an interdisciplinary workshop led by IPR pioneers in the use of biomarkers, which are measures of biological processes and health. The workshop took place from June 6–10 on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

Headstrong Girls and Dependent Boys Earn Less Than Their Peers as Adults

A new study by IPR economist Ofer Malamud shows that women who were characterized as headstrong and men who were considered dependent as children earned less than their peers in early adulthood, suggesting that children who do not fit gender stereotypes are penalized in the job market.  

Faculty Research in Brief

New research from IPR faculty examines the effects of social support on inflammation in high school students, misperceptions of cancel culture, and Functional Neurological Disorder's link to trauma, mental health, and social stressors.

More IPR Research on Gun Violence

What Drives Individuals to Commit Gun Violence, and Is It Possible to Prevent It? See research by IPR sociologist Andrew Papachristos, the Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative, and others to learn more. 

Guns and Violence: The Enduring Impact of Crack Cocaine Markets on Young Black Males. Check out research by healthcare economist and IPR associate Craig Garthwaite

Faculty in the News

“This is not something where this kid woke up one day and said, 'Hey, I think I'll go shoot a bunch of people.' It's clear he's been planning this for months and months.”
Working Papers

IPR currently has 31 new working papers in its series for the year, covering topics such as educational inequality, the tension between environmental and antipoverty goals of payments for ecosystem services, and the static and dynamic impacts of market integration on renewable energy expansion. Our working paper newsletter highlights the newest additions, but you can always view and download all of IPR’s working papers from our website.
IPR Working Papers

Stay tuned for exciting details regarding our 2022–23 event schedule in our next IPR e-news. You can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar.

More IPR Events

IPR e-news will be taking off August and be back in September. 

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