The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 36

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

America’s Schools Need Remedial Education

Time-consuming and costly efforts to reform the educational system in the United States have failed, with test scores having barely budged from three decades ago. But a researcher presenting at a CESR conference believes our schools can be saved – if our communities want to step up and help.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 35

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

A company of one

As Americans begin working for themselves in greater numbers, either by choice or for lack of other opportunities, public policy will need to change with the labor force to prevent inequality from worsening.

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Can money buy happiness?

Just what factors make a nation’s citizens happy with their country? Research from CESR Executive Director Arie Kapteyn shows it’s not simply a matter of having a pocketful of dollars (or kroner or francs or…). The social safety net plays a large role in a citizen’s contentment, as does the government in charge of administering those benefits.

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Health systems, technology and combating stigma in the fight against tuberculosis

An NGO’s approach to addressing the challenge of TB in India and Cambodia.

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The inequalities of health, wealth, and happiness

On Wednesday, March 15 at USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research celebrated a five-year anniversary by hosting a conference on The Future of Inequality.  This post summarizes keynote presentations exploring inequities in the areas of demography, international comparisons, mortality, labor, and education, from Anthony Iton, Arie Kapteyn, Anne Case, Angus Deaton, Alan Krueger and Paul Reville.

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Before We Reward, We Must Measure: Tracking Population Health Management by US Hospitals

For the amount of money the United States spends on healthcare—the largest percentage of GDP of any nation—the return on investment is not very good. To make our healthcare expenditure more cost-effective, we must reward hospitals that effectively manage population health. But, before we can reward, we must measure.  (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 35

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

Despair Apparent

For many white Americans without a college education, avenues of opportunity that once were available to them have been blocked off. Now, as a reaction to poor health, dead-end jobs, failing families, and crumbling institutions, evidence shows this vulnerable population is giving up on their lives in astonishing numbers. (more…)

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