Reframing Evidence-Based Policy to Align with the Evidence
In this essay, Kim DuMont urges advocates for evidence-based policy to attend to the evidence on getting evidence used, and calls on researchers to test new models that take into account the social side of evidence use.
The Rewards of Studying the Use of Research Evidence
Here, two distinguished researchers and past grantees of the Foundation describe why they chose to study the use of research evidence and how that work has benefitted from and contributed to their respective fields of study.
Once More from the Top: Examining Macro-Social Structures of Inequality to Improve Youth Outcomes
In this essay, Tim Smeeding discusses how new research may aim toward finding policy solutions that disrupt the larger foundations of inequality in the United States in order to improve youth outcomes.
A New Agenda for Eliminating Racial Inequality in the United States: The Research We Need
A genuine confrontation with racial inequality will require a new way of thinking that challenges the structural roots of racial disadvantage and the consequences of generations of anti-Black discriminatory policies.
Research on reducing inequality: Why programs and practices matter, even in an unequal society
Ultimately, with an eye toward the root of the challenge, approaches to reducing inequality at the branch can lead to change in the long run.