Professor Jennifer S. Lerner, is the Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School. Drawing on psychology, economics, and neuroscience, Dr. Lerner’s lab uses interdisciplinary methods to examine how people make judgments and decisions.... Read more about Psychology, Behavioral Economics & Public Policy
This project documents and evaluates the community organizing models used by three Indian nonprofits to prevent harm to vulnerable children. Its aim is to develop a deeper understanding of strategies for preventing child abuse, exploitation, and neglect. It is intended as a contribution to the nascent field of risk reduction in child rights work, and a corrective to the overriding focus on remedies that target already occurred violations of children’s fundamental rights. ... Read more about Evaluating Programs that Prevent Violence Against Children
Prof. Nathan Wilmers is seeking a full-time Predoctoral Technical Associate to coordinate and conduct sociological research on rising wage inequality. This position will be housed in the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations group. The research associate will support a research agenda investigating the effects of organizational change, work restructuring, and market power on economic inequality. The position is for one year, beginning July 15, 2018, with the possibility of a second year extension.... Read more about MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations research associate
How does awareness of economic inequality affect individuals' perceptions of meritocracy and preferences for redistribution? Does information about inequality have heterogeneous effects among individuals with different economic resources and ideological orientations? Answers to these questions have profound implications for understanding how media coverage of controversial issues shapes the distribution of public opinion. To approach this goal, we will conduct a survey experiment among 2,500 Chinese netizens,...
The primary aim of the Caregiver-Reported Early Development Index (CREDI) project is to develop population-level measure of early childhood development for children from birth to age three. In doing so, we hope to provide a tool that allows us to quantify children’s skills and needs across countries with the ultimate objective of making more informed decisions regarding ECD policies and resource allocation.... Read more about Caregiver-Reported Early Development Index (CREDI)
The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) was established to advance an evidence base regarding strategies and methods for improving child health service delivery and increasing protections and effective services for children in adversity.
There is broad agreement that private philanthropic investment is poised to have an increasingly important impact across world regions. Yet those who seek to optimize the impact of philanthropy and social investing are hindered by a lack of reliable data and knowledge regarding philanthropic resources and trends.... Read more about Global Institutional Philanthropy Study
The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was established to advance an evidence base regarding strategies and methods for improving child health service delivery and increasing protections and effective services for children in adversity.