Study Investigates Why Public Employees Break Rules
Employees in all industries break workplace rules from time to time. After years of working in government and social services, Casey Fleming wondered why.
Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts
Doctoral student Sherrie Godette investigated government intervention into food deserts — low-income population areas where residents have limited access to grocery stores. We asked her about her research and what it tells us about the state of food access.
Study Breaks New Ground in Analyzing Colombian Spanish
Juan David Gutierrez's passion for languages has led him to research the differences in regional Spanish dialects in Colombia, providing emergent insight in an area without much existing data.
Research Tests Success of Conditional Poverty Aid
How can countries best address institutional poverty? One method -- called conditional cash transfer, or CCT -- rewards socially beneficial actions. For example, a CCT program may give a family money in exchange for sending its children to school or regular medical check-ups. Master of International Studies student Lesa Sexton set out to discover if national CCT programs in Mexico and Brazil are having a major impact on education for children living in poverty.