This study will assess the implementation of Iowa’s anti-bullying legislation and the effects on student-reported bullying victimization.
This project will use a mapping study to assess the status of accreditation laws, policies and regulations in 20 states that have been identified as having or making progress towards accreditation, followed by a mechanism study involving process tracing in six case study states to examine how and why states developed, adopted, and implemented a particular legal structure.
This project is a series of qualitative case studies to better understand the legal challenges and opportunities, perceived and actual, related to shared delivery of laboratory services at the state level.
This project analyzes the impact of state and federal parity laws designed to address the disparity between mental and physical health benefits in commercial insurance on mental health outcomes.
In 2011, Maryland legislators introduced a 50 percent increase in the sales and use tax on alcoholic beverages. The effect of alcohol policy on non-fatal traffic injuries is unknown, as studies have focused on fatal injuries. This study aims to assess the effects of 2011 alcohol policy on the occurrence of fatal, as well as non-fatal injuries.
Behavioral economics is a strong lens through which to study the child welfare system and child maltreatment, both in how the parents, attorneys, caseworkers, and judges involved in the child welfare system make decisions and in how those decisions affect children’s outcomes and future prospects.
This project assesses the extent of the relationship between mixed-use zone comprehensiveness (as gleaned from municipal land use ordinances) and measures of walkability. The primary hypothesis is, controlling for city population size and SES, the higher mixed-use zone comprehensiveness (i.e. adherence to the American Planning Association’s model mixed-use zone), the higher its walkability. The unit of analysis is approximately 180 Mixed Land Use Zones in 25 California cities (with populations of 50,000 or above).