Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

University Mission


University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. The University's commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.


The 'Social Assistance in Low and Middle Income Countries Dataset' research project collected data on social assistance programmes in low and middle income countries from 2000-2015. Indicators cover programme design and objectives, reach and transfer levels, institutionalisation, and financial resources for:


El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, COLEF (The College of the Northern Border)

El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, A.C. es una institución dedicada a la investigación y docencia de alto nivel cuyo objeto es generar conocimiento científico sobre los fenómenos regionales de la frontera México-Estados Unidos, formar recursos humanos de alto nivel y vincularse institucionalmente para contribuir al desarrollo de la región.


Johns Hopkins University, JHU

The Johns Hopkins University is a leader in teaching and research, with programs in arts and music, engineering, humanities, social and natural sciences, international studies, education, business, and the health professions. The mission of the University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.


Michigan Retirement Research Center

The MRRC serves as a national resource fostering high-quality research, communication, and education related to Social Security, pension and retirement related policies. The MRRC is one of three Centers funded by the Social Security Administration as part of a Consortium whose purpose is to benefit the public through three sets of activities:


Stanford University

At a time when collaboration in research is becoming a buzzword Stanford has an environment where reaching out is a fact of life; where faculty routinely seek diverse partners on the path to discovery and innovation. This environment arose in part through the co-location of the schools of Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Earth Sciences, Business, Education and Law on a campus whose walkable size encourages exploration. Weaving across the traditional schools are interdisciplinary institutes that span departments and focus disparate ways of thinking on common problems. 


The longstanding “cash versus food” debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. Findings show that relative effectiveness cannot be generalized: although some differences emerge in terms of food consumption and dietary diversity, average impacts tend to depend on context, specific objectives, and their measurement.


This paper explores the impact of fear on the incomplete take-up of safety net programs in the United States. We exploit changes in deportation fear due to the roll-out and intensity of Secure Communities (SC), an immigration enforcement program that empowers the federal government to check the immigration status of anyone arrested by local police, leading to the forcible removal of approximately 380,000 immigrants. We estimate the spillover effect of SC on the take-up of federal means-tested programs by Hispanic citizens.


Global Social Service Workforce Alliance


The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance works toward a world where a well-planned, well-trained and well-supported social service workforce effectively delivers promising practices that improve the lives of vulnerable populations.