Research Brief

Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Jobs on Youth · The Long-Term Impacts of Grants on Poverty

The old adage about fighting poverty is that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty

Impact of Roads on Middle School Enrollment: Treatment Effect Time Series

This figure shows that increases in school enrollment correspond to the timing of new road...
Research Brief

Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees and Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction

For most young people and their parents who live in high-income countries, the decision to attend school is an easy one. School is universally available and free through high school, schooling is mandatory through the age of 16, and most jobs require at least a high school degree. Dropping out of school all but ensures a lifetime of relatively low income.
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Health care, K-12 Education

Empowering Historically Disadvantaged Groups, With Rohini Pande

Rohini Pande
Rohini Pande, the Ta-Chung Liu Distinguished Visitor at the Becker Friedman Institute at UChicago (BFI)...

Becker Brown Bag: Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics, Featuring Booth’s Chang-Tai Hsieh

Chang-Tai Hsieh
China’s fast-paced growth over the past three decades is one of the most remarkable events...