Impact University: Articles


How America’s “Childcare Deserts” are Driving Women Out of the Workforce >

Redden, Molly. (2018-01-17, The Guardian): Rising daycare costs have put the spotlight on Washington state in a country offering little support for parents seeking childcare.


Why the New Research on Mobility Matters: An Economist’s View >

Wolfers, Justin. (2015-05-04, The New York Times). Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that the odds of economic success vary across neighborhoods. The far more difficult question is whether that's because neighborhoods nurture success (or failure), or whether they just attract those who would succeed (or fail) anyway.


Educating Prisoners Gives Them — and Their Communities — a Shot at a Better Future >

King, John B. Jr. (2017-12-15, Baltimore Sun): The former U.S. Secretary of Education examines the school-to-prison pipeline using his own experiences as a student in the public school system.


Fight Club: A Miami Herald Investigation into Florida’s Juvenile Justice System >

Miller, Carol Marbin. (The Miami Herald): The Department of Juvenile Justice calls its philosophy "tough love." But a Miami Herald I-Team analysis of 10 years of seldom-seen records reveals an emphasis on the "tough."


What Happens to Pell Grant Recipients After They Enroll? >

Waldman, Annie. (2015-27-09, The Atlantic): Federal aid may help students get to college, but a study shows they graduate at lower rates than peers.

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