How can social sector organizations use data to increase their impact, and how can they ensure that impact will lead to equitable outcomes? These are guiding questions addressed in our roundtable series hosted by the Social Policy Institute’s Data Science for Social Impact initiative, which kicked off on October 20, 2021, and continues through November […]
Survey results from a report by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis show that families are using the child tax credit to care for their children.
The Source interviewed Stephen Roll, assistant research professor at the Social Policy Institute, about an SPI survey on the variety of ways families are using the child tax credit.
Isolation as a result of COVID-19 exposure is a key public health protocol to mitigate the spread of the virus; however, new survey results indicate increased isolations are associated with anger, violence, difficulties sleeping, and prolonged screen time.
Speakers at the Inclusive Growth in St. Louis event series on Sept. 23 identified 15 strategies to proactively support and amplify diverse voices and perspectives as discussed by the speakers at the event.
As schools start back up, many parents are concerned about the health effects of COVID-19 in children. However, childhood diseases beyond COVID-19 are still threats to children’s well-being. In the early stages of the pandemic, there was a large decrease in childhood vaccination rates for diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, measles and mumps.
A collaborative study from the Social Policy Institute and Humanity Forward show that Child Tax Credit payments have allowed parents to work the same amount or more.
CNBC shares data from a team of researchers from SPI in collaboration with Appalachian State, UNC-Greensboro, the Urban Institute and Humanity Forward, which shows that the new enhanced Child Tax Credit may help parents continue working.
The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute shares data from the Social Policy Institute, which shows the impact of the Child Tax Credit on families in Georgia.
The 2021 temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) is unprecedented in its reach and is predicted to cut American child poverty by more than half. The expanded CTC provides families with $3,600 for every child in the household under the age of six and $3,000 for every child between the ages of six […]
Applications for the Graduate Policy Scholar program are now open to all graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis! The Graduate Policy Scholar program provides students from all fields of study with impactful opportunities and training in policy. Offered by the Social Policy Institute and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, the yearlong program provides students […]
The Jerusalem Post shares survey results on how children in quarantine experience more outbursts of anger, expressions of violence, prolonged use of screens and reversals of sleep hours.