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Opportunity Insights
A non-partisan research + policy institute based at focused on improving economic opportunity. Led by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, & Nathaniel Hendren.
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David Deming Sep 17
New column! Here I make the case that we should make community colleges the centerpiece of a plan to get Americans back to work 1/x
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The 74 Sep 15
This tracker from uses data from the online math program to show how achievement gaps widened during school closures
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David Adetokunbo Williams Sep 14
“Low-income workers are being hit very hard in part because their jobs, their livelihoods, have become increasingly dependent on higher-income households and their spending,” via
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The Rockefeller Foundation Sep 4
Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at & Director of , which uses to give disadvantaged children better chances of succeeding. Previously, he taught at & .
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Opportunity Insights Sep 1
📣We are hiring a full-time Data Engineer on a 12-month contract starting ASAP to work with our research group on our Economic Tracker! We'll be reviewing applications on Set 14th. Please share this opportunity with your networks:
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New York Times Events Aug 24
Join us for “The America We Need: Creating More Equitable Cities” September 1, 5 PM ET. Farhad Manjoo , Julián Castro , Raj Chetty and Sonja Trauss will share their thoughts on fostering opportunity, fairness and invention.
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J-PAL North America Aug 27
"As we’ve learned from CMTO, evidence can shift the focus from 'What do I think is most important based on my initial beliefs?' to 'What does the research show is best for our kids?'" Raj Chetty () on the role of evidence in policymaking:
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Watson Institute Aug 24
What the recovery really looks like - draws on data analysis by , co-director of , which shows that low wage jobs remain in short supply amid COVID-19.
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The Washington Post Aug 20
Opinion: The U.S. has two economies. How much longer will the losing side stand for that?
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Yahoo Finance Aug 19
Highlight: “The slowing of the recovery is mostly due to the fact that many low wage jobs simply cannot be performed… when we have such serious public health concerns,” Economics Prof. and Opportunity Insights Co-Director says. Full interview:
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John N.Friedman Aug 14
The recession is essentially over for high income workers, but low-wage workers have recovered only half of the jobs lost in April. Thats the lesson from the new employment series we've just posted on the Economic Tracker
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J-PAL North America Aug 14
In a new 🏙blog post🏙, Raj Chetty, co-director of discusses the genesis of the Creating to Moves to Opportunity project, the importance of strong research partnerships, and what rigorous evidence can bring to policy discussions. Read more👇
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On Point Aug 10
Today: We discussed the economic impact of coronavirus with economist Raj Chetty. Chetty is the director of – a research group that’s coming up with new ways to generate and analyze 'big data' about what’s happening to the U.S. economy.
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Watson Institute Jul 31
High-frequency data sources for tracking the U.S. pandemic economy - , co-created by , is included on this list of resources on
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Opportunity Insights Jul 30
. used our data to analyze economic opportunity disparities in the Heartland—and some ideas for how to fix them—in a new research report out today. Learn more here:
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Angie Cooper Jul 30
released today “Does Geography Determine Destiny?” Produced in partnership with , the report analyzes the specific factors that do (and do not) affect an individual's economic opportunity.
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Journalist's Resource Jul 23
If you're at ' virtual national seminar today, please check out the panel discussion , our managing editor, will moderate at 4:30 pm, "Tracking Student Progress During COVID-19." Panelists: of & of .
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Opportunity Insights Jul 20
📧Want to be among the first to hear about new Opportunity Insights research? Add your name to our mailing list ➡️⬅️ Don't worry, we will never spam you! We only use this list for new releases and important announcements!
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Denitsa Tsekova Jul 16
Here's how math class participation changed by income group since schools started moving to remote learning. Based on data by Zearn which partners with schools to provide a math program.
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John N.Friedman Jul 16
If you have data engineering experience and want to help us at use data for social good, please apply to our new data scientist position!
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