Simulation of means testing benefit schemes showing beneficial effects on poverty and income inequality. Validated with data from a field experiment in Yucatan, Mexico, the simulations provide a good forecast of observed effects in the experiment.
We analysed observations from 31 neighbourhood parks, with each park mapped into smaller target areas for study, across five US cities generated using the System for Observing Play and Recreation in the Community (SOPARC).
While Oxfam reports have done a good job of bringing attention to the problem of inequality, they may give the false impression that global inequality has been rising instead of falling. Global inequality has actually been on the decline while inequality within the developed world is increasing.
In Bourgeois Equality, economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey advances the theory that ideas — not capital, institutions, innovation, R&D, tax policy, monetary policy, or regulatory policy — are the propelling force behind economic and societal growth.
Ugandans living with medically stable HIV are able to repay microcredit loans; paired with business training, the loans can help this vulnerable population improve their weekly income and build assets.
Conjoint analysis, used to capture consumer preferences for designing products, can be used to package more effective mental health services for low-income Hispanics within a community-based participatory research framework.
Homeless youth use drop-in centers more than any other service, making the centers an important way to offer youth other services such as mental health care, substance use treatment, HIV/STI testing, and assistance with educational and employment needs.