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2023 in Review

While the World Health Organization officially declared an end to the global pandemic in 2023, concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic’s lingering effect remain clear in IPR’s top stories about mental health and education outcomes for children and teenagers.

Others highlighted critical research-driven policy conversations on upward mobility, perceptions of racial progress, affirmative action, and gun violence, along with research stories about the direction of X (formerly known as Twitter) and whether voters are biased against female candidates.  

Research News

How ‘Jarring Revelations’ Can Affect Political Campaigns

Media scholar and IPR associate Stephanie Edgerly and her colleagues examine how audiences understand major campaign events, how they shape how voters view candidates, and how an increasingly partisan news media filters them.

Books Examine Aspects of Inequality and Security

IPR researchers Wesley Skogan, Quincy Stewart, and Eszter Hargittai tackle key issues around policing, race, and digital access in their latest books.

Post-COVID, Young Adults Struggle More with Their Mental Health Than Those Over 40

IPR developmental psychobiologist Emma Adam, SESP postdoctoral fellow Sarah Collier Villaume (PhD 2022), and their colleagues find high levels of anxiety and depression among younger adults possibly due to economic precarity and more vulnerability to uncertainty.

Faculty Research in Brief

New research from IPR faculty examines the relationship between suicidal thoughts and being socially disconnected in older adults, the impacts of LSD on brain function, and how preconceived biases influence the way that individuals interpret data

Faculty Insights

"There are many problems that we have in the world that we want to solve, and it seems that education is one way that if you can make it better, it’s a lever that you can use to improve a broad set of outcomes for society as a whole."

Kirabo Jackson
Money Matters with
Dr. Kirabo Jackson

Speaking of Kids
Working Papers

IPR has 41 working papers in its series for 2023, covering topics such as how health insurance expansions affect healthcare clinic entry and location decisions, how different states’ evolving immigration policies affect Hispanic immigrants’ ideal family size, and if norm-based information campaigns reduce corruption. Our working paper newsletter highlights the newest additions, but you can always view and download all of IPR’s working papers from our website. You can sign up to receive notification of our newest working papers here.
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