Take five: The most popular CBKB blog posts from 2013

by , December 19, 2013

Which CBKB blog posts from this year were most widely read? The following list spells them out, with one caveat: We excluded guest blog posts, which we highlighted last week.

So here are the Top Five posts from 2013:

  1. Quantity isn’t quality: A look at the complex costs and benefits of policing
  2. New to CBKB.org?

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Modest but meaningful: Sara Heller on the benefits and costs of a Chicago youth program – Part 2

by , September 24, 2013

Sara Heller is the lead author of Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment, published in May as part of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working paper series. She recently joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor of criminology. She earned her doctorate at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she worked as a researcher for the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

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Modest but meaningful: Sara Heller on the benefits and costs of a Chicago youth program – Part 1

by , September 19, 2013

Sara Heller is the lead author of Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment, published in May as part of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working paper series. She recently joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor of criminology. She earned her doctorate at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she worked as a researcher for the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

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The benefits of early childhood programs: Part 2 of an interview with Sara Watson

by , July 16, 2012

Dr. Sara Watson is the executive vice president of America’s Promise Alliance and the director and cofounder of ReadyNation, a collaboration of business leaders, economists, and philanthropists that enlists business leaders to advocate for proven investments in young children. I spoke with Sara about the benefits of early childhood programs and ReadyNation’s efforts to encourage investment in those initiatives.

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