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May 13 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Urban Institute: CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation

The Urban Institute provides high-quality research on economic and social policy, addressing topics such as education, employment, crime, and governance. This clutch of documents looks at the transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority and the provision of public housing in the city. The five briefs “describe key successes and challenges faced by CHA and its residents.” Titles address topics like “How Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation Can Inform Federal Policy?” and “Chronic Violence: Beyond the Developments.” Along with these insightful documents, you can also look over the Previous Briefs area. Here you will find “The Health Crisis for CHA Families,” “CHA After Wells-Where are the Residents Now?” and a dozen other briefs.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 17, April 26, 2013]

OECD Working Papers Series
The mantra of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is “Better Policies for Better Lives.” OECD’s work spans the world and features a team of economists, sociologists, and others working on problems as diverse as higher education, access to clean water, and energy policy. The OECD Working Papers Series spans 19 crucial areas, including agriculture, development, environment, finance, and health care. You should definitely check out the Tourism papers, as they include the compelling work “Green Innovation in Tourism Services.” The Local Economic and Employment (LEED) papers are quite good as well, covering timely topics like urban governance and regional policy decision making. You can sign up to receive updates about new papers as they are released to the site.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 18, May 3, 2013]

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Feb 21 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Feature
The Opening of Burmese Borders: Impacts on Migration
Burma, a resources-rich yet impoverished nation also known as Myanmar, rejoined the international community in 2011 after a military junta loosened its grip. Before the Southeast Asian nation opened its borders, Burmese migrated primarily for low-paid, clandestine work in Thailand but also as a result of violence and natural disasters. This article explores how the country’s recent transition has impacted Burmese migration flows.

Policy Beat
Immigration Reform Returns to Center Stage of US Politics
Immigration reform is squarely back on the agenda in Washington, with the unveiling of plans for major reform of the US immigration system by the White House and a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight. This article explores the policy and political aspects of this fast-moving debate, examines an uptick in apprehensions of illegal crossers, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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Oct 31 2011

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
  2. Status of Girls in Illinois Report - Executive Summary
  3. State of the Race: A Look at Population Trends for Bay Area Blacks
  4. The Struggle Between Migration Control and Victim Protection: The UK Approach to Human Trafficking
  5. Facing Homelessness: A Study of Homelessness in Chicago and the Suburbs
  6. Victims of Human Trafficking in the Midwest
  7. They Don’t Even Know Me! Understanding Anti-Gay Harassment and Violence in Schools
  8. Facing Homelessness

 

[Source: IssueLab]

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Sep 27 2011

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. The Do-Nothing Strategy
  2. Bank Shot
  3. Machine Gun Menace
  4. All Roads Lead to Islamabad
  5. The World’s Top Executioners
  6. When They Were Kings
  7. Children of the Revolution: Libya
  8. The Promised Land

 

[Source: Foreign Policy, 16th - 22nd September 2011]

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