White Americans overestimate the proportion of crime committed by people of color, and associate people of color with criminality, says a new report from The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group. White respondents in a 2010...
Given the changing character and contours of American family life,1 one might think that we have moved into a new era where fathers are no longer important. However, while children can and do thrive without their fathers, the data is unequivocal:...
In this paper, we explore the role of model uncertainty in explaining the different findings in the literature regarding the effect of shall-issue right-to-carry concealed weapons laws on crime. In particular, we systematically examine how different...
Robert VerBruggenWhereas here's a study saying you actually shouldn't do it in the gun-law context.
You’ve probably heard a lot of complaints about dads over the past few years. We fathers are not pulling our weight around the house. Poor Mom is stuck working a “second shift,” doing more than her share of household chores even after a full day at...
Robert VerBruggenAnyway see my piece here if you haven't yet -- and note that the basic finding everyone is so mad about roughly matches those of not one, not two, but three previous tallies from Pew & AEI/Brookings.
A new study reverses the result of an old one — just by adding fresh data.
Robert VerBruggenFrom me, on a new study on the changing relationship between medical-marijuana laws and opioid-painkiller ODs.
Robert VerBruggenICYMI: My writeup of the new study (via @chelsealshover@KeithNHumphreys et al) on whether medical marijuana reduces opioid-painkiller deaths. Also the full dataset is available for download, so I was able to mess around with it a little in R tonight.
Robert VerBruggen"when not explicitly accounted for, inaccurate statistical discrimination can be mistaken for taste-based discrimination, accurate statistical discrimination, or a combination of the two."
Robert VerBruggenGruber & Sommers: "We find strong evidence that [ACA] increased insurance coverage. There is also a clearly positive effect on access to and consumption of health care, with suggestive but more limited evidence on improved health outcomes."