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U.S. Immigration: Rhetoric and Reality

Throughout American history, U.S. citizens have labeled immigrants—sometimes as contributors to the country, and sometimes as aliens, job takers, or criminals. But how does rhetoric stack up to reality—and have opinions about immigration changed over time? 

Using the latest quantitative methods paired with archival and historical data, IPR faculty experts are examining key aspects of immigrants’ integration into American society, uncovering some unexpected answers to these century-old questions.

Research News

Chicago Community Violence Intervention Program Shown to Reduce Gun Violence

Completing Chicago CRED's community violence intervention program made participants significantly less likely to engage in gun-related violence, according to a new study by the Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research & Science, or CORNERS, led by IPR Director and sociologist Andrew V. Papachristos

Faculty Spotlight: Elisa Jácome

IPR economist Elisa Jácome studies public policy issues centered on immigration, crime, and mental health by looking at the lives of immigrant communities and their interaction with the criminal justice system. 

Building a Research Tool, Thanks to Community Power

IPR researchers Sandra Waxman, Onnie Rogers, and Terri Sabol are creating a toolkit to measure racial bias in preschools with help from Evanston families and a local business.

School Climates and the 'Weathering' of Bodies

IPR health psychologist Edith Chen and her colleagues show that a school's racial climate is linked to Black students' health long after they leave the classroom, underscoring the importance of inclusive schools. 

Faculty Research in Brief

New research from IPR faculty investigates what baboons’ diets and gut microbiota could reveal about humans, voters' perceptions of campaign promises, and how tracking affects students' self-perceptions. 

Faculty Insights

"As an educator in the program, I have learned that their stories are crucial for healing and growthfor them, certainly, but also for us who live in this society that practices punishment and exclusion instead of grace and restoration.”
Working Papers

IPR has 40 working papers in its series for 2023, covering topics such as the impact of Medicare Part B on pharmaceutical price growth, whether time or resources affects research perseverance, and credible social planning under uncertainty. 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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