Study casts doubt on fairness of U.S. democracy

AFFLUENT INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS CORPORATIONS have vastly more influence on federal government policy than average citizens, according to research by Princeton University and Northwestern University. The researchers used a data set comprised of 1,779 policy Continue Reading →

Fragile families, fragile children

Relationships are complicated in the best of times, but even more so for unmarried parents and their children. Children born to unmarried parents encounter considerable instability in their family life when their biological parents end Continue Reading →

Immigration policy is ripe for reform

Family unification provisions enacted in the 1960s have contributed to population aging in the United States, according to an analysis by Marta Tienda, an immigration and policy expert at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Continue Reading →

Harold T. Shapiro receives National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal

Harold T. Shapiro (left), Princeton president emeritus and a professor of economics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, was awarded the 2012 National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Continue Reading →