Connecting the Academic Research Communities and the Nonprofit and Public Sectors
There is far-reaching agreement that deep gaps exist between those who generate new scientific knowledge and those who could use that knowledge to formulate and execute social policies. Despite this consensus, little has been done to strengthen the exchange between academic and policymaking communities, resulting in serendipitous relationships that are often fraught with challenges, and unsustainable over time. Learn More…
The Impact of Digital Educational Technology in Public Schools
Public schools in the United States are making huge investments in digital education, with proponents often touting digital tools as a way to close achievement gaps and improve learning opportunities for economically and academically disadvantaged students. Digital instruction—using computers, netbooks, or handheld devices—is also a boon to big business, with one estimate valuing the U.S. school market for education software and digital content at nearly $8 billion. Learn More…
Building Human Capital and Economic Potential
Employment is the primary pathway out of poverty for most non-elderly adults in the United States. After peaking near 10 percent in late 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate fell in the spring of 2015 to 5.5 percent, suggesting that economic conditions and work opportunities have recently improved considerably for workers. Still, concerns persist about the high proportion of under-employed households headed by working-age adults and stagnant wages among those at the lower end of the skill and income distributions. The large majority of new jobs opening since the trough of the Great Recession have been in low-paying service sectors. Learn More…
Professor Jacqueline Angel Publishes Major New Work on Latinos in an Aging World
CHASP Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Angel, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, has co-authored a major new book with Professor Ronald Angel, titled “Latinos in an Aging World” (published by Routledge in August 2014, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781848725379). Learn More…
CHASP and CFRP Improving Child Support Policy and Outcomes via Pathbreaking Research
The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) conducts pathbreaking research in the areas of child support, family strengthening, adolescent development, and early childhood intervention with the goal of bridging research and policy.
Seton Healthcare Family and UT-CHASP Research Collaborative
Seton and UT-Austin share a vision for combining the resources of a major hospital system with the resources and expertise of a nationally-recognized university to launch productive research collaborations that will generate important new knowledge and guidance for improving health policy, health care services delivery and health outcomes. Learn More..
Cynthia Osborne and CFRP Initiate State-level Conversation on Toxic Stress and Early Childhood
CHASP faculty research associate Cynthia Osborne and her research group, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), co-hosted “Toxic Stress and Early Childhood: What Policy Makers and Funders Need to Know” on November 14, 2014.
Todd Olmstead Transforming Emergency Health Care through Research
Todd Olmstead, a CHASP faculty research associate and the James M. and Claudia U. Richter Fellow in Global Health Policy, is directing a Policy Research Project (PRP) aimed at rethinking the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care.
CHASP Professors Richardson and Warner Hit the Ground with a Team of Students to Study the Implementation of Affordable Care Act in Texas
As part of the LBJ School’s series of Policy Research Projects (PRPs), Professors Sam Richardson and David Warner take students to the field in a study of the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas.