Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Next Generation of APPAM

This second entry for our 2019 Leadership Blog Series sees APPAM President Matt Stagner, Director of Mathematica Policy Research's Chicago office, discussing students as the future of public policy. What opportunities exist for that segment at APPAM, and how can seasoned public policy professionals support them? Matt explains here.

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Family Business or Social Problem? The Cost of Unreported Domestic Violence

This week's featured JPAM article addresses social interest in problems, such as domestic violence. In Family Business or Social Problem? The Cost of Unreported Domestic Violence, authors Scott E. Carrell and Mark Hoekstra find that although children exposed to as-yet-unreported domestic violence reduce the achievement of their classroom peers, these costs disappear completely once the parent reports the violence to the court. This suggests that the public has an interest in helping families to overcome their problems in general and to report domestic violence in particular. It also suggests that social and judicial interventions may help combat negative peer effects in schools.

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